We are delighted to share with you a German article, and its rough English translation published in the Suedasien magazine in December 2017. The article is a transcript of a discussion between our Senior Researcher Arjuna Srinidhi and President Andheri Hilfe Bonn Elvira Greiner.
International Consultation: Adapting Agriculture in Semi-Arid India to a Global Temperature Rise of 1.5 °C
Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR), is organizing a two-day international consultation of experts to discuss the impacts of this 1.5 C global temperature rise on Indian agriculture, particularly in semi-arid areas that are dependent heavily on the monsoons.
The conference will consider the implications of climate change in the following sectors:
- Landuse and Landcover changes
- Water Resources
- Agriculture Production Systems
- Climate Financial Services
The objective of the conference is to generate discussions and ask questions that bring out the challenges arising out of a rising temperature and unreliable monsoon scenario. These challenges highlighted on Day 1 of the conference are then expected to lead to Pathways of Change that would be suggested on Day 2 for each of the functional groups taking action – 1. Research, 2. Policy, and 3. Practice.
The inaugural session will be on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 in the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Viman Nagar. The Chief-guest for the session would be Mr. Deepak Singla, Commissioner Soil & Water Conservation at Government of Maharashtra. Other speakers at the opening session would be Dr. S Attri (Dy. Director General, IMD), Shankar Pandey (CGM Farm sector policy, NABARD), and Dr. Christian Siderius (Wageningen University and Research).
The event also marks the completion of 25 years for WOTR as a premier institution in the field of participatory Watershed Development and Climate Change Adaptation. WOTR engages at the intersection of practice, knowledge, and policy across scales and in collaboration with stakeholders from across sectors. For more information, please visit: http://wotr.org/
A detailed agenda for the consultation is available here. Watch out for our updates on social media platforms Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and follow the #WOTRresilientagriculture. For all media related questions, contact Vikas Prakash Joshi at 7448106945 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The report and the communiqué of the consultation will be available on our website soon after the consultation.
- Impacts of global 1.5°C rise on regional rainfall and temperature-Dr. Aradhana Yaduvanshi
- Temperature rise, Extreme Events and Impacts on Agriculture-Dr. R. P. Pandey
- India’s Extending Aridity-Dr. J. Sanjay
- Challenges of reducing poverty sustainably in a rising temperature regime-Prof. Purnamita Dasgupta
Land Use Land Cover Changes
- Vegetation response to climate over a 33 year period in semi-arid regions-Dr. Milind Bunyan
- LULC changes over 25 years in the Mula, Pravara & Purna basins-Dr. Vijayasekaran Duraisamy
- LULC changes, ownership changes and gender impacts-Seema Kulkarni - Seema Kulkarni.pdf
- Changing land use and temperature variations – the rural heat scenario-Dr. Swapnil Vyas
Agriculture Production Systems
- Achieving agriculture productivity that is climate responsive while being cost effective & environmentally sustainable – the challenges, and possibilities-Dr. B. Venkateswarlu
- Impacts of 1.50C temperature rise on Crop growth, physiology and yields-Dr. S. Naresh Kumar
- Effects of temperature on soil carbon and productivity of major crops-Dr. K. Sammi Reddy
- The energy costs of lifting water for agriculture-Dr. R. Balasubramanian
- Changes in Ecosystem Services and impacts on gender roles and relationships-Ms. Anuradha Phadtare
Climate Financial Services
Day 2: Plenery Session