India: ‘Climate change poses serious threat to food security'

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Saikatdatta Mazumdar, Chief Operating Officer of NutriPlus Knowledge Programme of ICRISAT, declares that area of dry land is likely to increase by 11 per cent in the coming years because of climate change, reports The Hindu. That is why, Mazumdar sees climate change as the most serious threat to agriculture. One the activities of ICRISAT includes providing the knowledge, initial germ plasm and crop management practices to farmers.

On the activities of ICRISAT, Dr. Mazumdar said that it had developed 610 crop varieties and hybrids which were released in 77 countries during the last four decades, reports the Hindu.

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