Notwithstanding its impressive economic growth, food insecurity in South Asia continues to be a stark reality for a large number of households. Despite several successful policy interventions by Governments, the number of malnourished children and adults remain alarmingly high in the region – higher than those in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Towards effective climate adaptation issues and research priorities: a paper presented by Dr. K.S. Kavi Kumar, Madras School of Economics at National climate research conference, IIT Delhi, March 5-6, 2010.

Climate change impact studies on agriculture are broadly based on
agronomic-economic approach and Ricardian approach. The Ricardian
approach, similar in principle to the Hedonic pricing approach of