FAMU Small Grant Project Encourages Climate-Smart Agriculture in India

The agriculture sector represents a core part of the Indian economy—currently 35 percent of India’s Gross National Product (GNP)—and it provides food and livelihood activities to more than 840 million Indian citizens, particularly those living in extreme poverty. As India’s population is on course to reach two billion people in 2070, the country is facing tremendous food, energy, and other natural resource constraints on a large scale. The ability of the country to respond to these challenges is further complicated by the impact of climate change on the environment, which affects agricultural productivity and livelihoods, water availability, and other natural resources.