Taking the heat out of farming

Taking the heat out of farming

How can we produce enough food to feed a rapidly growing population without causing further environmental damage and increasing emissions of the greenhouse gases responsible for global warming? This is one of the greatest challenges we face.Agriculture is both a victim of climate change – changing weather patterns are likely to lead to lower yields in many countries – and a significant cause. It is estimated that 20% of India’s greenhouse emissions come from the agricultural sector. Reducing these emissions, and helping smallholder farmers to increase their yields and incomes, lies at the heart of the project described in this booklet