2. Researchers prepare for climate change by breeding drought-resistant crops

February 2011
Food & Environment Electronic Digest;Feb2011, p2
The article informs that agricultural experts believe that farmers can adapt to climate change by choosing the right kind of crops to be cultivated. It has been stated that a research institute in India is breeding crops that can better withstand with challenges like drought and high levels of soil salinity, and are suitable to grow in dryland areas with little rainfall and no irrigation. It has been stated that in the developing world, it would be better to develop crop varieties adaptable to particular environment rather than importing varieties that suffer under harsh conditions.


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