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Ponnusamy et al. 2015

Ponnusamy, P., G. Vellingiri, R.R. Danda, L. Arunachalam, D. Murthy, S. Prema, S. Gade, S.P. McDermid, and R.O. Valdivia, 2015: Integrated assessment of climate change impacts on maize farms and farm household incomes in South India: A case study from Tamil Nadu. In Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Integrated Crop and Economic Assessments, Part 2. C. Rosenzweig and D. Hillel, Eds., ICP Series on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation Vol. 3. Imperial College Press, pp. 281-314, doi:10.1142/9781783265640_0021.

South India is characterized by a wide variety of landscapes, soils and climatic zones. It is comprised of tropical, semi-arid, humid-moist, and high-altitude environments, which support a diversity of agricultural systems. Our study focused on the state of Tamil Nadu, which is characterized by a generally tropical climate, and receive rainfall during both the southwest monsoon season (SWM, June to September) and the northeast monsoon (NEM, September to December).

Agriculture continues to be an important sector in the state economy, as more than 56% of the people depend on agriculture and allied sectors for their livelihood. Analysis of land-use patterns in Tamil Nadu reveals that in the past decade there has been a reduction in net sown area and current fallow, while the share of cultivable wastelands has increased. The area under cereals, pulses, and oilseeds had marginally declined, although area under commercial crops like turmeric, sugar-cane, banana, fruits, and vegetables has shown an increasing trend. The production performance of major crops like cereals, pulses, and oilseeds has not shown any significant increase. Demand and supply gap of important crops in Tamil Nadu for the year 2010 indicates that the state is lagging far behind in the production of various crops.

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@inbook{po03200x,
  author={Ponnusamy, P. and Vellingiri, G. and Danda, R. R. and Arunachalam, L. and Murthy, D. and Prema, S. and Gade, S. and McDermid, S. P. and Valdivia, R. O.},
  editor={Rosenzweig, C. and Hillel, D.},
  title={Integrated assessment of climate change impacts on maize farms and farm household incomes in South India: A case study from Tamil Nadu},
  booktitle={Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Integrated Crop and Economic Assessments, Part 2},
  year={2015},
  pages={281--314},
  publisher={Imperial College Press},
  address={London},
  series={ICP Series on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation Vol. 3},
  doi={10.1142/9781783265640_0021},
}

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RIS Citation

TY  - CHAP
ID  - po03200x
AU  - Ponnusamy, P.
AU  - Vellingiri, G.
AU  - Danda, R. R.
AU  - Arunachalam, L.
AU  - Murthy, D.
AU  - Prema, S.
AU  - Gade, S.
AU  - McDermid, S. P.
AU  - Valdivia, R. O.
ED  - Rosenzweig, C.
ED  - Hillel, D.
PY  - 2015
TI  - Integrated assessment of climate change impacts on maize farms and farm household incomes in South India: A case study from Tamil Nadu
BT  - Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Integrated Crop and Economic Assessments, Part 2
T3  - ICP Series on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation Vol. 3
SP  - 281
EP  - 314
DO  - 10.1142/9781783265640_0021
PB  - Imperial College Press
CY  - London
ER  -

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