Making Agriculture Climate Smart: A Compendium of Weather-based Advisories for Management of Paddy, Finger Millet and Summer Groundnut in Akole Block of Ahmednagar Distrit, Maharashtra

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Agriculture in india is highly vulnerable to climate change especially in rain-dependent regions which constitute over 60% of india’s cultivated area.

Maharashtra, India’s second largest state on the western seaboard, is particularly vulnerable with 83% of its cultivated area directly dependent upon the monsoons for agricultural production. Changing weather patterns-early or late onset and withdrawal dates of monsoon’s unseasonal dry and wet spells, erratic rainfall, extreme temperature fluctuations and unexpected events.

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