03.04.2012 - Indo-French project to study effects of climate change on farming
The Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA) on Monday launched a multi-disciplinary Indo-French research project titled ‘Adaptation of Irrigated Agriculture to Climate Change (AICHA).
The study aims at developing an integrated model for analysing the impact of climate change on ground water-irrigated agriculture in south India.
Berambadi village and surrounding areas in Hangla hobli of Gundlupet taluk in Chamarajanagar district have been selected for a field study under the project.
AICHA includes researchers from the Indo-French Cell on Water Science, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) and the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA).
Sekhar Muddu, IISc Associate Professor (Department of Civil Engineering) involved in the project, said the study would extend up to three years and involve regular interaction with farmers in the region.The Indian and French governments are jointly funding the Rs 2.25-crore project.