Subhas Chandr Purohit

Subhas Chandr Purohit, Director, Goudwad Rural Development and Research Institute, explains how climate change is already affecting rain fed agriculture severely. The worst hit are the lot of small and marginal farmers, which comprise more than 70% of Indian farmers. They are experiencing a constant decline in precipitation, increasing temperatures, and decline in the number of rainy days and resultant decrease in the produce. It has affected a range of rights of farmers who have no other employable skills. The UNFCCC must focus on supporting agriculture through mitigation and adaptation immediately.