CAIS will act as a knowledge platform and a way forward for sustainable coastal agriculture benefiting farmers, scientists and policy makers
The ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute (CCARI) has launched a Coastal Agricultural Information System (CAIS) developed by ICAR-CCARI. CAIS launched for the benefit of farmers, scientists and policymakers, during the ongoing 5-day international training program on “Diversification of Coastal Agroecosystems for Climate Resilience and Livelihood Security”.
The programme was organised by ICAR-CCARI in collaboration with the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF). The inaugural function was attended by eight foreign and six national participants from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Maldives and Vietnam.
ICAR Director General (natural resource management) Suresh Kumar Chaudhari stressed on the importance of diversification, climate resilience and livelihood in coastal regions as different components of the training programme.
He also said CAIS will act as a knowledge platform and a way forward for sustainable coastal agriculture benefiting farmers, scientists and policy makers. CIFOR-ICRAF Country Director, Chandrashekhar Biradar stressed that “climate change is a fact and rising sea level, and land degradation, especially in coastal regions which are adversely impacting agriculture.” Highlighting the importance of the training program, CIFOR-ICRAF Asia Director Javed Rizvi urged the participating countries to identify opportunities for mutual collaboration.