Regional engagement A distinct Asian communication strategy, which is now addressing the multifaceted challenges of climate change, is being implemented by the CGIAR CCAFS in collaboration with NARS and national media partners through seminars focused on science innovations on climate change, agriculture and food security and communicating climate change.
The CGIAR CCAFS have so far completed six media seminar-workshops in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam and the Philippines.
This will affect different parts of the world in radically different ways, but all regions will have to change their current approach to what they grow and eat," Sonja Vermeulen, the head of research at CCAFS and the lead author of the study, said.
Indeed, even if crops could withstand increased temperatures and decreased rainfall, their yields could drop because of these scourges," Philip Thornton, theme leader at CCAFS, said.
According to experts from CCAFS
and other institutions, the region needs to sustainably increase crop productivity and climate resilience while also reducing or removing greenhouse gas emissions.
The KISAN project will be implemented by Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre (MNCFC), an attached Office of Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & FW, in collaboration with ISRO Centres (Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad & National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad), India Meteorological Department, CCAFS
, State Agriculture Departments and State Remote Sensing Centres.
Media events will take place at CCAFS
and Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Agriculture is especially sensitive to climate change, as well as accounting for significant emissions, and is therefore a priority for both adaptation and mitigation, said CCAFSs
Head of Research, Sonja Vermeulen.