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Climate change will hinder food security, says expert

12 February 2011

BANGALORE: “It is scary. Hotter climate is reducing agricultural yield in India and the situation is bad compared to other parts of the world,” said V Prakash, director of Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) on Friday. He added that every one degree rise in temperature is reducing agricultural yield by 10%, and rice and wheat are some of the important crops that are the victims of this climate change.

Prakash was delivering the Prof LS Venkataramanan Memorial Lecture on ‘Challenges in reach-out of safe and nutritious food through PPP – The inclusiveness for urban and the more inclusiveness for rural indeed!’ at the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC)….

Read more: http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/report_climate-change-will-hinder-food-security-says-expert_1506641

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Written by csirindia

February 12, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Posted in CFTRI

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