ITC’s Climate-Smart village initiative pave the way to farmer’s economic security and stability (India.com)
- Impact Area
India.com, in an article about Climate-Smart Village (CSV) initiative, quotes IFPRI’s 2022 Global Food Policy Report which stated that around 65 million people globally will be at risk due to climate change-induced hunger, while over 17 million people in India will face hunger by 2030, the highest among all countries.
According to experts, Indian farmers will be deeply impacted by extreme weather events in the days to come. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that with a temperature increase between 1-4 degrees Celsius in India, rice production could decrease by 10-30% and maize by 25-70%. With India set to become the most populated nation in the world by 2023, ensuring food security for the country’s 1.3 billion population will be also critical.