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Govt panels to assess climate crisis impact on crop yields

India recorded its hottest March on record this year, which shaved off 3 million tonne from its wheat output. In September, a late surge in monsoon flooded several states, destroying oilseeds and pulses, and delaying the rice harvest.

Severe heatwaves and changing rainfall patterns threaten India’s food security, especially its rice and wheat cropping systems, critical to feeding the world’s second-most populous nation, climate scientists have warned.
Updated on Nov 06, 2022 08:24 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Impact of crop diversity on dietary diversity among farmers amidst Covid-19

The study has been authored by Aditi Roy, PHFI

Dietary diversity was measured using a modified version of the FAO Minimum Dietary Diversity score for women, which has been used in representative samples of the Indian population in both men and women. Eight food groups were included: (1) starchy staples (rice, wheat, and potatoes), (2) pulses, (3) nuts, (4) vegetables, (5) fruits, (6) dairy, (7) eggs, and (8) fleshy foods (meat, poultry, and fish).
Published on Dec 16, 2021 06:25 PM IST
ByPublic Health Foundation of India
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