Food security and climate change in Sri Lanka and India
Improving food security in South Asia in a variable and changing climate
Funding body: AusAid
Time schedule: 2012–2015
Lead organization: CSIRO
TIA researchers: Holger Meinke
Objective: To enhance food security in South Asia by reducing agricultural production risks associated with climate variability and climate change, and by developing a blueprint for improved climate information usage across case study regions in the Indian Ocean Rim.
- Improved seasonal climate forecasts that incorporate climate changes available for stakeholder-defined variables in the case study regions.
- Case study decision makers have enhanced access to, understanding of and capacity to use the improved seasonal climate forecasting products for the purpose of exploring improved agricultural decision making.
- Enhanced links and scientific exchanges between relevant Indian and Australian institutions and across the Indian Ocean Region through a workshop involving IOR-ARC member countries.