Mainstreaming Agriculture for Climate Change Mitigation: A Public Administration Perspective

  • Kirit N. ShelatEmail author
  • Ramachandran Gopichandran 


The present chapter shares insights on micro level planning; essential to optimize top-down and bottom-up approaches. The chapter accordingly reveals some of the predominant strands that have to be supported through locally adapted multipronged strategies including institutional mechanisms that foster public leadership to sustain action. Interesting lessons from some multipronged strategies, including farmers outreach on soil health, water quality and productivity management, nutrient management, local knowledge and preparedness to support conservation through an applied biodiversity perspective and integrated river basin management interventions, are presented from an Indian perspective. These insights will be useful for countries with comparable circumstances of growth and externalities that determine development priorities.


Agriculture Outreach Climate change Mitigation Adaptation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Council for Climate Change Sustainable Development and Public Leadership (NCCSD)AhmedabadIndia
  2. 2.Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science and TechnologyGovernment of IndiaNoidaIndia

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