The climate change analysis summarized in this annex aims to inform USAID/India’s CDCS and ensure that the strategy is responsive to climate risks while strengthening India’s resilience and self-reliance.
Temperature management is the major factor in reducing food loss and waste (FLW) in fruits and vegetables. Cold storage allows for produce to stay fresh for longer periods by slowing down its physiological changes that can lead to quality deterioration.
In 2015, India set an ambitious goal of creating a sink of as much as 3 billion tons of carbon by 2030. To do that, the country will need to increase tree cover by 10 million hectares and enhance forest stocks on a further 10 million hectares—about one-quarter the total area of California—which is a huge task.
To mitigate the food security and economic risks of South Asia’s frequent and intense droughts, scientists and policymakers from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) recently joined forces to launch an innovative decision support and agricultural planning system.
Samantabai is a happy woman. The first 'super-champion' farmer in her village, she has been involved in the Climate-Smart Village (CSV) project under the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
This factsheet provides an overview of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in India, including emissions by sector, changes in emissions, information on carbon intensity, as well as climate change mitigation targets and plans.