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Climatic Change

, Volume 19, Issue 1–2, pp 201–209 | Cite as

Deforestation, climate change and sustainable nutrition security: A case study of India

  • S. K. Sinha
  • M. S. Swaminathan
Article

Abstract

Wheat and rice are the most important crops from the point of view of maintaining a sustainable nutrition security system for India, a country whose population may reach one billion by the year 2000. The implications of climate change deriving from tropical deforestation, particularly as concerns temperature and precipitation, with reference to the yield of wheat and rice in different parts of India are hence being studied carefully. Any possible positive gain arising from increased CO2 concentration is likely to be offset by the yield decline induced by higher temperature and shorter growing period.

Keywords

Precipitation India Climate Change Security System Important Crop 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Sinha
    • 1
  • M. S. Swaminathan
    • 2
  1. 1.Water Technology Centre, Indian Agricultural Research InstituteNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Research on Sustainable Agricultural and Rural DevelopmentMadrasIndia

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