Food production has dropped to an all-time low in Syria where millions of hungry civilians are struggling through their sixth winter in a war zone, U.N. agencies said on Tuesday.
Climate change could seriously have adverse effects on groundwater supplies, food production and security, stormwater runoff, biodiversity and ecosystems.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function in Kollam, he said even though rainfall was likely to be less than normal, food production would be much higher.
While most climate change mitigation efforts have focused on carbon dioxide, methane's warming potential is about 28 times greater on a 100-year horizon.
Indicating the urgent need of strengthening the country's food policies, the authorities said there was an improvement in the food grain production but making it available to the needy remains a point of concern.
A new study has said that climate change has already affected the production of the world's top 10 crops in certain regions.
Government's rice procurement may surpass last year's level of 32 million tonnes in the 2015-16 marketing year despite prospect of lower production due to deficient monsoon.
Fermented food products, of course, go far beyond these faddish "rediscoveries". Nutritionists now agree that the bacteria in it improve gut activity.
Agriculture should do more to adapt to a changing climate and become more resilient in the face of extreme weather, while at the same time increasing productivity to meet an increasing global demand for food.
A drought this year could, however, trim yields of recently sown sugar cane, affecting sugar output to some extent in the season after next.