Using information and communication technologies to disseminate and exchange agriculture-related climate information in the Indo-Gangetic Plains

This report documents and analyses emerging trends in the delivery and exchange of climate information in institutionalized agricultural extension systems, as well as through information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) efforts that have a rural–agricultural focus. Such an analysis aims to give a clearer indication of how to best direct potential future investments in sharing climate change information with noninstitutional stakeholders. The analysis covers four countries across the Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP): Bangladesh, India (Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal States), Nepal (Terai Region), and Pakistan (Punjab Province). The critical potential impacts of climate change across the IGP include drought, flooding, glacial lake outburst floods, and variability of river runoff and coastal salinity.