Research Article - Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation (2021) Volume 5, Issue 7
Vulnerability assessment of traditional fish-cum paddy cultivation of the Apatani tribe of Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Climate change is affecting human lives in many ways including food security. This study investigated the vulnerability of the traditional paddy cum fish cultivation of Ziro valley of Arunachal Pradesh to climate change and land use pattern. Rainfall and Land Surface Temperature (LST) trends in the past three decades along with land use patterns were evaluated to assess vulnerability. The results revealed a decrease in the rainfall amount and the number of rainy days and a significant increase in LST. Moreover, land use patterns in the region were unplanned and degraded the paddy cum fish cultivated lands. Capacity building, awareness programmes, and smart adaptive measures can be implemented to make the community climate smart.Author(s): Pritom Saikia, Kesar Chand, Jagdish Chandra Kuniyal and Mahendra Singh Lodhi