Under National Innovations Climate Resilient in Agriculture-Technology Demonstration Component (NICRA-TDC), farmer’s seminar with the theme of ‘climate resilient sustainable agriculture approach’ organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra Mon (Aboi) Nagaland at KVK campus Aboi on March 12.
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) submits the following recommendations on proactive steps that can be taken through farm bill conservation program implementation to support climate change adaptation and mitigation in the agriculture sector. These recommendations reflect the reality of the relationship between climate change and agriculture, the President’s priority to address climate change, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s role both to enhance support for those practices and systems with the greatest adaptation and mitigation potential and to encourage the transition away from those with negative climate effects and less ability to cope with the pressure imposed by increasingly extreme and unpredictable weather events.
Understanding farmer behavior is needed for local agricultural systems to produce food sustainably while facing multiple pressures. Researcher synthesize existing literature to identify three fundamental questions that correspond to three distinct areas of knowledge necessary to understand farmer behaviour:
1) decision-making model;
2) cross-scale and cross-level pressures; and
3) temporal dynamics.
"Climate Change and Food Systems" collects the findings of a group of scientists and economists who have taken stock of climate change impacts on food and agriculture at global and regional levels over the past two decades.
"The growing threat of climate change to the global food supply, and the challenges it poses for food security and nutrition, requires urgent concerted policy responses ... ," wrote FAO Deputy Director-General Natural Resources, Maria Helena Semedo, in her foreword to the volume.
She also stressed the need for a "sharper focus on important drivers of climate adaption, including the potential role of trade as a driver to mitigate some of the negative impact of climate on global food production."