Past data on rice insect pest populations and their damage to rice crops and under post harvest storage will be collected, and their dependence of climatic factors will be analysed through correlation studies. The results of climate change scenarios already developed will be used to make future projections on insect population changes and their possible damage to rice production. The future impacts on the socio-economics and the resulting threat to food security at the scale of national economies will be assessed based on the projections on climate change induced pest damage. Adaptation and mitigatory strategies will be worked out for each major scenario. Sectoral and macro-policy framework will be analysed and incorporated in to the final set of adaptive and mitigatory recommendations.