Impact of Climate Change on Yields of Major Food Crops in India : Implications for Food Security

@inproceedings{Birthal2014ImpactOC,
  title={Impact of Climate Change on Yields of Major Food Crops in India : Implications for Food Security},
  author={Pratap Singh Birthal and Md. Tajuddin Khan and Digvijay Singh Negi and Shaily Agarwal},
  year={2014}
}
The study has analysed changes in climate variables, viz. temperature and rainfall during the period 1969-2005 and has assessed their impact on yields of important food crops. A significant rise was observed in mean monthly temperature, but more so during the post-rainy season. The changes in rainfall, however, were not as significant. While an increase in maximum temperature was found to have an adverse effect on the crop yields, a similar increase in minimum temperature had a favourable… CONTINUE READING