Community based Adaptation to Climate Change through Agro Ecological Reforms in India


Authors : Dr. Rakhi Parijat; Shipra Singh

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 10 - October

Google Scholar : https://tinyurl.com/mrxnjzsu

Scribd : https://tinyurl.com/ubntc33d

DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10071309

Abstract : Climate change has been a burgeoning issue that threatens the existence of the human race in the future. Although the global community have risen up to the problem and is aspiring to mitigate its effect, the solutions are long term and numerous problems seem to be irreversible. The world is already facing economic slowdown, social injustices along with severe environmental crisis. Besides this, emerging planetary problems have opened up a new chapter that has to be addressed quickly for a better tomorrow. Since mitigations have longer gestation period before they can show positive results, it should be suitably complemented with stronger adaptation measures. A country like India with higher population concentration, which also needs a generous investment in people centric activities is likely to be affected by greenhouse gas emissions and its consequences for decent number of years . Some of the regions are likely to face a greater threat due to its geomorphology, climatic characteristics and ill planned development process. Water deficit in the region owing to climatic uncertainties are often followed by economic turmoil. Agricultural sufficiency may be hampered due to a cocktail of issues including degenerative methods of landscape destruction and misuse of valuable resources like soil and water. Being primarily an agriculture-based economy, the country should focus on agro ecological reforms that can ensure long term sustainability and building a climate resilient society. This paper attempts to visualise the impending problems in vast stretches of the country that are at risk from lowering agricultural productivity. The researchers lay emphasis on regenerative methods of agricultural production as a community-based learning tool for adapting to climate change.

Keywords : Climate Change, Adaptation, Regenerative Agriculture, Resilience.

Climate change has been a burgeoning issue that threatens the existence of the human race in the future. Although the global community have risen up to the problem and is aspiring to mitigate its effect, the solutions are long term and numerous problems seem to be irreversible. The world is already facing economic slowdown, social injustices along with severe environmental crisis. Besides this, emerging planetary problems have opened up a new chapter that has to be addressed quickly for a better tomorrow. Since mitigations have longer gestation period before they can show positive results, it should be suitably complemented with stronger adaptation measures. A country like India with higher population concentration, which also needs a generous investment in people centric activities is likely to be affected by greenhouse gas emissions and its consequences for decent number of years . Some of the regions are likely to face a greater threat due to its geomorphology, climatic characteristics and ill planned development process. Water deficit in the region owing to climatic uncertainties are often followed by economic turmoil. Agricultural sufficiency may be hampered due to a cocktail of issues including degenerative methods of landscape destruction and misuse of valuable resources like soil and water. Being primarily an agriculture-based economy, the country should focus on agro ecological reforms that can ensure long term sustainability and building a climate resilient society. This paper attempts to visualise the impending problems in vast stretches of the country that are at risk from lowering agricultural productivity. The researchers lay emphasis on regenerative methods of agricultural production as a community-based learning tool for adapting to climate change.

Keywords : Climate Change, Adaptation, Regenerative Agriculture, Resilience.

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