Mapping the Climate Suitability Using Maximum Entropy Modelling Approach for Red banana Cultivation in India.
Publication Date : 09/03/2016
Ecological niche modelling or Predictive habitat for cultivation framework for Red Banana (AAA), an important prized variety occurring in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Gujarat, Chattisgarh state has been analyzed using Maximum Entropy method for present and future climatic conditions. The generated MaxEnt model indicated that the entire coastal belt of Tamil Nadu, Western Ghats region, Parts of Gujarat, Chattisgarh, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar would be the ideal climate suitable locations for the cultivation of red banana variety in 2050. In-situ, on-farm conservation and other genetic resources management of Red banana variety could be taken up accordingly, in future in the identified areas in the light of climate change.