|Working Paper No:
||WP No. 8
||Impact of climate change on agriculture and food crops: options for climate smart agriculture and local adaptation in East NusaTenggara, Indonesia
||The erratic climate of NTT has strongly impacted the local food system especially the seed availability and therefore food security in general. Subsistence farmers
often loss their seed due to harvest failure especially when dry spell occurs soon after planting corn or either harvest were rotten as the rain come coincidentally.
In this paper we identify some of the innovation in water use efficiency and water management at crop levels such as mulching, water diversification measures and
agro-forestry system being exercised by a few successful farmers. We propose some of the interventions such as dripping irrigation for (mainly for cash crops)
agriculture, rainwater harvesting, identification (and re-introduction) of some drought resistant seeds, building a sustainable local seed systems, participatory
breeding, livestock adaptation measures and improvement of existing agroforestry as well as knowledge management.
||climate change, agriculture and food security, seed system, food system, agro-forestry, water management, abiotic and biotic stress
||Jonatan A. Lassa, Yosep Seran Mau, Dominggus Elcid Li and Nike Frans