Climate change: a blessing in disguise for India’s apple farmers?

11 April, 2012 by (comments)

If you’d like a glimpse of what successful climate change adaptation looks like, this short photofilm is a good place to start.

In the 1950s, apple production was booming in and around Kullu town, in Himachal Pradesh, northern India. But as temperatures began to rise, the area became too warm for apples, pushing the apple belt uphill to cooler ground.

The farmers uphill were delighted, cashing in on a high-value crop, and switching away from purely subsistence agriculture.

But what about the former apple farmers in Kullu? Well, it seems climate change has been a blessing in disguise for them too.

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