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Climate Smart Agriculture in India



  Mar 23, 2024

Climate Smart Agriculture in India



1. What is Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)?

Climate Smart Agriculture refers to an integrated approach to managing landscapes—cropland, livestock, forests, and fisheries—that addresses the interlinked challenges of food security and accelerating climate change. It aims to achieve three core objectives: increase agricultural productivity and incomes, adapt and build resilience to climate change, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions where possible.

2. Why is CSA important for India?

CSA is crucial for India as it directly impacts food security, livelihoods, and economic development. With a significant portion of the Indian population dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods, and facing challenges such as climate variability, soil degradation, and water scarcity, CSA offers a pathway to enhance resilience, productivity, and sustainability in agriculture, ensuring food security for a growing population.

3. How does India implement CSA?

India has launched several initiatives at both the national and state levels to implement CSA. Key initiatives include the National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA), the National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), and various state-specific programs. These initiatives focus on developing resilient agricultural practices, promoting water efficiency, improving soil health, and encouraging crop diversification.

4. What are the challenges in implementing CSA in India?

Challenges include dependency on agrochemicals and fossil fuels, lack of sustainable input value chains, and a need for more holistic and multidisciplinary approaches. Addressing these challenges requires integrating technology, traditional knowledge, and policies to create a more sustainable and resilient agricultural system.

5. How can India improve its approach to CSA?

India can enhance its CSA efforts by reassessing crop choices to match geographical conditions, adopting more sustainable and resilient farming practices, recalibrating support systems for better technology and market access, and ensuring gender-responsive approaches to empower women in agriculture.

6. What role do women play in CSA?

Women are crucial to agriculture and CSA due to their roles in farming, resource management, and food security. Ensuring they have equal access to resources, training, and support is vital for enhancing productivity and sustainability in agriculture. Gender-responsive CSA practices can help address the specific needs and challenges faced by women in agriculture.

7. How does CSA contribute to India’s climate goals?

By focusing on sustainable agricultural practices, resilience building, and emission reduction, CSA contributes to India’s climate goals, including its commitments under the Paris Agreement and its goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2070. CSA practices can help mitigate climate change effects and ensure the sustainability of the agriculture sector.


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