A digitalisation roadmap for climate-smart agriculture in India

Climate-smart agriculture requires a digital integration of climate and agriculture information. India is digitalising rapidly, and so its policies and practices to achieve climate-smart agriculture must also promote digital integration. This policy brief presents a framework and process guide to: (a) digitally integrate India’s agriculture and climate information; (b) analyse India’s extant agriculture and climate information policies within the framework; (c) highlight their strengths, weaknesses, and oversights; and (d) recommend pathways for the future. The brief will help determine the known effective pathways to climate-smart agriculture that must be reinforced, the known ineffective pathways that must be redirected, and the unknown new pathways that must be discovered and explored. It will thus develop a comprehensive roadmap for effective digitalisation pathways to climate-smart agriculture in India and other G20 countries, individually and collectively.