‘Climate change is farmers’ biggest challenge’

Trilochan Mohapatra. File photo

Climate change has emerged as the biggest challenge before farmers and only an efficient use of technology can help them avoid a crisis, agricultural and horticultural experts chorused on Friday. 

Speaking at a convention of the Indian Council for Agricultural Research-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, ICAR Director General Trilochan Mohapatra said: “New inventions and discoveries can boost productivity. There is a need to create awareness among farmers about such technologies.” 

ICAR Deputy Director General K Alagusundaram said climate change had emerged as the biggest adversary of the farmers. “Extremes of weather have pushed farmers into a crisis. It’s necessary to face this challenge,” he said, stressing the role of technology. 

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