The seminar will be organized in following broad themes.

  • Climate change and variability : drivers and processes

Short term and long term climatic trends, application of global and regional models for building scenarios, understanding extreme weather events, climate related services, disaster management.

  • Impacts, adaptation and mitigation in agriculture sector

Better understanding the impacts on crop productivity, adaptation through breeding for extreme events (early and terminal heats/temperatures, droughts, floods etc.), managing methane emissions through climate smart agriculture, understanding impacts of extreme events, and breeding for multiple stress tolerance, precision farming, conservation agriculture, carbon sequestration, agro forestry and other adaptation and mitigation options.

  • Climate change and water

Projected impacts of global warming and rainfall variability on water availability (surface and groundwater) in different river basins, impacts on hydrology of watersheds and flooding, water recycling, innovations in on farm water management from field to watershed/river basin scale, improved irrigation and production methods, micro-irrigation, protected cultivation and new innovations in efficient use of irrigation water.

  • Adaptation in livestock and fisheries

Observed and simulated impacts of climate change on milch animals, poultry, fisheries, cost effective livestock management options, farmer led innovations.

  • Enabling small holders coping with climate change

Capacity building and training, awareness generation, indigenous knowledge in adaptation, policy options including compensation for climate smart services/innovations, green energy technologies, weather based crop insurance, disaster relief, green fund etc.