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  • National Conference on "Climate Change and Agriculture: Impacts, Resilience & Adaptations for Sustainable Food Security " International Development Centre Foundation

    Date: 20 - 21 Dec 2019
    Country: India
    City/State: New Delhi

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National Conference on "Climate Change and Agriculture: Impacts, Resilience & Adaptations for Sustainable Food Security "

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): International Development Centre Foundation (IDC)

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 20 - 21 Dec 2019 Location: India (New Delhi) Venue: India International Centre, Auditorium, Main Building


The world’s climate is rapidly changing due to global warming and will continue to be severer in the coming decades and centuries ahead. This poses major challenges for future agricultural scenarios to provide food and other bio-resources for the projected global 9 billion people by 2050. Present and posterity will faces a challenge of future agricultural systems to cope with mitigation of the adverse effects of climate change on agriculture. 

The climate change is experienced to trigger varieties of problems related to agriculture. Climate change will affect all four dimensions of food security: food availability, food accessiblity, food utilization and food systems stability. This change will impact human health, livelihood assets, food production and distribution channels, as well as changing purchasing power and market flows. Its impacts will be both short term, resulting from more frequent and more intense extreme weather events, and long term, caused by changing temperatures and precipitation patterns, Food systems will also be affected through possible internal and international migration, resource- based conflicts and civil unrest triggered by climate change and its impacts. At the same time, it is necessary to strengthen the resilience of rural people and to help them cope with this additional threat to food security. Particularly in the agriculture sector, climate change adaptation can go hand-in-hand with mitigation and organic farming. The conference aims at knowledge exchange on the interrelationship between climate change and food security and ways to deal with the new threats 

In order to disseminate the impacts of climate change, relieving strategic technologies for creating sustainable agriculture and food security a two days national conference is planned by the IDC Foundation in December 2019 at India international Centre, New Delhi. The conference sessions will include Innovative lead presentation, summary of case studies as per sessions and full length presentations followed by publications etc. 

The important conference will attract huge numbers of Research, Academic and Development Participants from strong and huge network of agriculture setup in the country which is one the world's largest gentry. The conference set to cover adversities and impacts and technologies scenarios in diversities.

Key Objectives

With this overarching mission, the Conference has been designed to provide a platform for interaction among researchers. Policy makers and practitioners in all relevant sectors

  1. Exchange state-of-the-art knowledge on climate change science, adaptation strategies, disaster risk reduction, planning and management, and vulnerability and impact assessment tools, in the context of climate change, among regional stakeholders specifically in the

  2. Agriculture and environment sectors; Understanding risks, resilience and adaptations of climate change on agriculture & food security

  3. Discussing preparedness of various agencies to respond to risk reduction

  4. Capacity building through education, research, training and awareness.

  5. Role of Govt. Institutions , Universities & NGOs , scientists & farmers


We welcome interdisciplinary approaches and proposals presented by agriculture scientists , educators, scholars, researchers, governmental and NGO representatives, humanitarian organizations, scientists, multilateral organizations, architects, engineers, landscape architects and crisis mappers, planners (regional/ city/ urban/community/ neighborhood/ economic/ social) and allied professionals, representatives of funding agencies, private sector and not-for-profit agencies, and public policymakers.


  • Climate change impacts on agriculture & food security

  • Resilience, mitigation & adaptations to address the risk and impacts on agriculture & food security

  • Organic Farming and development

  • Biotic & abiotic stress in agriculture (disease, water, fertilizer & pesticides) optimization & and capacity building

  • Challenges & opportunities of climate smart agriculture (inclusive of modern technology)

  • Climate changes related to Environment

  • Role of communities, Govt. institutions, Universities, Scientists and farmers

  • Role of information & communication technologies (ICTs) risk reduction

  • Smart digital farming

  • Vertical farming and development of wetlands

About IDC Foundation

International Development Centre Foundation, (IDC Foundation) was established in 1997. It is an autonomous, national level, non-profit organization which focuses on community development initiatives to fulfill manifold objectives in the areas of Rural Development, , Management Services, Information Technology and Environment related issues including R and D. Currently, Air Vice Marshal (Retd) Prof. Ajit Tyagi, Former Director General of Meteorology and Permanent Representative of India with W.M.O. is the Chairman and Managing Trustee of the Foundation. Foundation’s policy is to empower the under-privileged section of the society through education, and skill-based development. The Foundation aims at developing professional, entrepreneurial and management skills at all levels. For discharging these significantly seminal responsibilities, IDC Foundation has a group of public spirited resource persons and multi-disciplinary experts. Foundations promotes research by organising workshops, conferences and symposiums and giving awards to students. The Foundation has in the past, successfully organized 32 National and International level conferences, workshops and Symposium on topics of societal importance. Some of these are :

  • Hospital Waste Management,

  • Water Quality, 

  • Health and Environment

  • Air, Water and Noise pollution,

  • Climate Change, 

  • Energy Conservation 

  • Information Technology. 

  • Environmental Sociology

  • Disaster Management

  • Smart City's

  • International Symposium on “How to Achieve Greater Success-Holistically"

Other activities of the Foundation are:

  • IDC Foundation’s “Friends of Farmers" Programme 

  • Water Conservation Programme

  • Community Level Awareness Generation Activities

  • Capacity Building Programmes

  • Computer Education and Vocational Training

  • National Environment Awareness Campaign

The IDC Foundation has also established a division viz. Advanced Society for Science and Technology, which is concerned with technology review, spread of technical education, training and R&D.

About GRC India

Grass Roots Research and Creation India (P) Ltd.(GRC India) continues to be the leading environmental consultancy organization in India with ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2004 & OHSAS 18001:2007 certification. The set up was established by a team of dedicated professionals with the core objective of providing a wide range of research and consultancy services in diverse areas of environmental science & technology.

GRC India is a multidisciplinary consultancy organization for environmental studies. It has been accredited by Quality Council of India/NABET (QCI) under the aegis of Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC), GOI. Supporting the EIA firm is our in-house Environmental Laboratory (GRC India Training & Analytical Laboratory) duly accredited by NABL and recognized by MOEF&CC. We are currently accredited in 17 sectors for conducting EIA related studies and other Compliances that come under the purview of EIA notification. GRC India has undertaken many projects in the field of EIA/EMP, Compliances and other regulatory studies. Email id:

GRC India is among the very few private organization that has been selected by Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) to set-up AIC under the thrust areas “Renewable Resources & Environmental Sustainability”.

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