With one of the highest arable land areas in the world, India in the 1960s pinned all its hopes on the input and chemical-intensive model provided by the Green Revolution. While the model was a success in many aspects, it also unraveled issues such as exploitation and degradation of natural resources encompassing land and water, alarming biodiversity loss and concerns relating to human and animal health. These repercussions of these have been exacerbated by the looming specter of climate change, which is altering our planet in irreversible ways. From erratic weather patterns to rising temperatures and unpredictable shifts in agricultural zones, the impact of climate change on our food production systems is unmistakable.
The Green Revolution, revered for its strides in amplifying agricultural productivity, is under scrutiny in this month’s GEN lecture. The session will shed light on the urgent need to re-evaluate conventional agricultural methods in the wake of growing concerns and challenges.
CSE’s Green Educators’ Network (GEN) invites its members to its next online lecture in the series ‘Environmentally Speaking’, with Vineet Kumar, Programme Manager, Sustainable Food Systems, CSE. With extensive research experience under his belt, Vineet will examine the principles and benefits of organic and natural farming, their role in mitigating the adverse effects of conventional agricultural practices, and how these methods serve as a crucial adaptation strategy against climate change.
Join us on January 17, 2024 at 4 PM By registering on the link provided below.
To know more, contact:
Environment Education, CSE
Phone: (011) 40616000, Extn 300