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The projected impact of climate change on Indian agriculture has become a grave concern for the future food security of the country. Given the strong climate dependence of agriculture in north-eastern hill regions (NEH) of India, even a slight unfavorable shift in its climate could severely affect the agriculture and hence food and livelihood security of the people in this region. In fact, the signs of climate change in NEH are becoming increasingly evident in terms of rising temperature and changing rainfall pattern. The annual maximum and mean temperature...

Key Features

Critical assessment of different crops in the region for vulnerability to climatic stresses and extreme events, in particular, intra seasonal variability of rainfall
Installation of the state-of-the-art equipments
Rapid and large scale screening of crop germplasm including wild relatives for drought and heat tolerance and early development and release of heat/drought tolerant varieties.
Comprehensive field evaluation of new and emerging approaches of paddy cultivation like aerobic rice and SRI for their contribution to reduce the GHG emissions and water saving.

Major Objectives/Themes for NE Region

Identification of temperature tolerant rice and maize varieties for north –eastern hill ecosystem
Assessment of mitigation potential through soil and water management practices for enhancing climatic resilience
Understanding the unique traits in indigenous pig and poultry which make them resilient to climate change and development of data base.

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