Responding to changing climate in unfavorable rice environments

Responding to changing climate in unfavorable rice environments

D.E. Johnson, S.M. Haefele, B. Hardy

In this publication, different aspects of research and development are presented that are relevant not only to improving the livelihoods and reducing poverty in the unfavorable rice areas, but also options to help farmers to adapt to the likely threats of future climates. The chapters cover (1) the importance of rice to the rural poor and the threat of climate change, (2) a review of some of the expected changes in climate, (3) likely impacts and initiatives at the national level in India, (4) developments in rice varietal tolerance of stress, and (5) crop and natural resource management strategies to reduce risk and raise productivity.

Specifications

  • Publisher: International Rice Research Institute
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1607-7776
  • Pages: 36