Prelims 2021

Q. In the context of India’s preparation for Climate -Smart Agriculture, consider the following statements:

1.The ‘Climate-Smart Village’ approach in India is a part of a project led by the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), an international research programme.
2.The project of CCAFS is carried out under Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) headquartered in France.
3.The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in India is one of the CGIAR’s research centres.

Which of the statements given above are correct?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Correct Answer: d) 1, 2 and 3

Question from UPSC Prelims 2021 GS Paper

Explanation : 

Climate-Smart Village Approach in India

The ‘Climate-Smart Village’ approach in India is a part of a project led by the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), an international research programme.

CCAFS Project and CGIAR

The project of CCAFS is carried out under Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) headquartered in France. However, it’s important to note that while the CGIAR Consortium Office was previously located in Montpellier, France, the CGIAR System Organization, which replaced the Consortium, is headquartered in Montpellier, France.

ICRISAT’s Role in CGIAR

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in India is one of the CGIAR’s research centres. It focuses on agriculture in the semi-arid tropics and is headquartered in Hyderabad, India.

Therefore, the correct answer is: d) 1, 2 and 3

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