This manual, provides step-by-step guidance to non-experts on how to conduct and formulate a PBR (People’s Biodiversity Registe) with the engagement of the local community. This “How-to” Manual is prepared in collaboration with MSBB (Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board) for the Indian context; however, it can very well be applied in any other country where facilitators or village community members are keen to promote their biodiversity.
The Children's Biodiversity Register - A Field Guide (in Marathi) encourages schoolchildren to know and document the local flora, fauna, indigenous knowledge and culture by documenting in the field guide.
This book is about Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) – its origin, history, values and its way of doing things. It is a narrative of how we in WOTR understand ourselves in relation to our mandate, which is to help the poor help themselves out of poverty. This is a reflection on completion of 10 years of dedicated service to the poor living in rural India in 2003.
WOTR undertook an action research project to assess the possibility of enhancing agriculture productivity for a group of small holder farmers. This information brief describes the methodology and the implementation of the Group Micro-irrigation Approach in Israilpalli in Mahbubnagar district in Telangana.
An approach developed and piloted by the Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) to provide weather-based crop advisories to farmers, offers important learnings as to how to improve weather forecasting, customise crop advisories, bridge barriers, leverage institutional strengths and accelerate adoption of on-farm adaptive responses at scale. The key feature of this approach is that it creates a dialogue between science and technology on the one hand and field reality and the farmer on the other, with the latter being an active co-evolver of knowledge and action.
Agriculture is heavily monsoon dependent. Any variation in the climatic conditions significantly affects agriculture production and subsequently increases agriculture production and increases farmers’ vulnerability.
This policy is an outcome of the project ‘Promotion of Climate Change Adaptation in Semi-arid and Rain-fed regions of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Lessons for this policy brief are drawn from the experiences in the states of Maharashtra, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh.