Climate change has had significant impacts on agriculture in Northeast India, posing numerous challenges to farmers and food security in the region. Rising temperatures, erratic rainfall patterns, and increased frequency of extreme weather events such as floods and droughts have disrupted agricultural practices and production cycles. The region's predominantly rainfed agriculture system, characterized by paddy cultivation and horticulture, is particularly vulnerable to these climatic changes. The changing climate has led to decreased crop yields, increased pest and disease outbreaks, altered flowering and fruiting patterns, and reduced water availability for irrigation, affecting the livelihoods of farmers and the overall agricultural productivity in the region.
To address these challenges, APRINS has taken proactive measures to create awareness and promote climate-resilient agriculture and adaptation techniques. APRINS has conducted seminars and workshops in various communities across Northeast India to educate farmers about the impacts of climate change on agriculture and the importance of adopting sustainable farming practices. These seminars have focused on introducing farmers to climate-resilient techniques such as organic farming, crop diversification, water harvesting, and efficient irrigation methods. By disseminating knowledge and providing training on adaptation strategies, APRINS aims to empower farmers to mitigate the effects of climate change, enhance their agricultural resilience, and secure their livelihoods in the face of evolving climatic conditions.