Maize is grown in every suitable agricultural region of the globe. In India, maize is grown on 6 million ha area mainly as rainfed crop during rainy season and only 22.8% maize is grown under irrigated conditions. In this article, the authors have examined simple indigenous technologies that are beneficial to maize crop production under stress conditions.

While rising temperatures and changes in weather conditions is affecting agriculture and is a matter of serious concern, farmers in Himachal Pradesh have converted it into an opportunity. Apple farmers affected by climate change have shifted to crops like kiwi and pomegranate. Farmers who were earlier not able to grow apples are happy growing apples now, in few other districts.