Watershed Organisation Trust is pleased to share an article written by our researcher, Anuradha Phadtare on ‘Adapting agriculture to climate change by local communities: Evidence from Dhule and Ahmednagar villages’ published in the ‘Maharashtra Economic Development Council (MEDC) Monthly Economic Digest, Vol. XLVI No. 12, November 2017.
Food and nutritional security (FNS) is a complex issue given its reliance on climatic as well as non-climatic factors that are intertwined and interdependent. When climate change is superimposed, it further worsens the situation as food production,
one of the critical ecosystem services, is impacted the most.
The paper Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change: Strategies for a Sustainable Future, examines the existing supporting systems of institutional and social - especially in the semi-arid and dryland regions in India. It pinpoints key approaches within the system that work and those that require further improvement. It further proposes the approaches needed at community as well as policy level towards food and nutrition security.