Impact of Climate Change on Cashew and Adaptation Strategies [chapter]

Thimmasamudram Raghavareddy Rupa, Raghavan Rejani, Moodakare Gopalakrishna Bhat
2013 Climate-Resilient Horticulture: Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies  
The Eastern Himalayas (EH) contains a variety of flora and fauna. The forests of India, Nepal and Bhutan the three major countries of Eastern Himalayas are directly or indirectly affected by climate change. Projected climate change will adversely affect the forests and increase invasion of pests, invasive plants and cause change in forest types. These counties have so far mainly focused on mitigation strategies but now the need to explore and promote adaptation has been realized. This leads to
more » ... zed. This leads to the formulation of adaptation strategies recently. The review of these strategies has shown that the adaptation options adopted by these countries are not enough for combating climate change and for effective management of forests other adaptation strategies have to be adopted which covers areas that already adopted strategies are lacking. Adaptation options like controlling forest fires, the creation of protected and corridors would be effective in conserving the forests of these countries. There are many barriers for the adoption of adaptation strategies and there in need to overcome them fo r the proper imp lementation of adaptation options.
doi:10.1007/978-81-322-0974-4_17 fatcat:hrsdsls2gfdotahmlwfueza3pq