ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Land Tenure Informalities and the Pandemic

Land tenure and land use dynamics are causally linked to pandemics, including the current Covid-19 crisis. Covid-19 has exposed and exacerbated the vulnerabilities of urban and rural population living with land tenure informalities. Drawing upon long-term migration data, this article argues that land and housing tenure requires sustained attention. For tenure security and reforms, governments must design and implement post-revival and resilience strategy across industrial, urban, and rural land uses and economic landscapes.

Droughts, Heatwaves and Agricultural Adaptation

Extreme events as floods, droughts and heat waves ensue from climate change. There has been an increase in the frequency and intensity of such events in the past two decades. Some of the recent events have caused substantial damage to agricultural crops and loss to human lives. The recurrence of such events is a threat to social welfare, economy and humanity as a whole. Adaptation to climate change is the key and the way forward. It is observed that agriculture has historically adapted to shocks and extreme events. Agricultural adaptation and resiliency to extreme events over the last three and a half decades is gauged using secondary data.

Improving the Drought Resilience of the Small Farmer Agroecosystem

The farming systems followed by farmers in Asia, Africa and Latin America have the potential to deal with the problems thrown up by climate change. This article examines the changing drought ecosystems of poor farmers and also points out that the present paradigm of agricultural development and what it means for small farmers needs to be critically evaluated.
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