Agriculture in India is highly vulnerable to climate change especially in rain-dependent regions which constitute over 60% of the total cultivable land in the county. The frequent changes in weather patterns have heightened risks associated with livestock, livelihoods, and crops.
Our approach of CLIMATE RESILIENT AGRICULTURE helps farmers devise a strategy to mitigate these risks, reduce the cost of cultivation, increase productivity and enhance adaptive capacities.
OUR WORK IS ALIGNED WITH THE FOLLOWING SDGS
Extent of agriculture coverage across all states is 402 villages.
WOTR has cumulatively reached out to 1,846 villages covering an area of 1,115,218 ha and benefitting 1.88 million people over 25 years
Besides this, WOTR has also been indirectly involved in 200 villages of MP and Bihar, as part of the Sustainable Livelihoods and Adaptation to Climate Change (SLACC) project, as knowledge partner
Community based agro advisory in 3 states: 103 agromet stations in MP, Maharashtra and Telangana, benefitting 25,847 unique farmers
323 ha of land covered under the System of Crop Intensification benefitting 1,285 farmers in 2017-2018
66 Farmers Field Schools conducted benefitting 1,090 farmers and 95 farm exposure visits organized benefitting 1,463 farmers in 2017-2018
150 trainings were carried out in the preparation of organic formulations with 3,422 people participating in them in 2017-2018
1,448 crop demonstrations organized in 101 villages in 2017-2018
PUBLICATIONS IN FOCUS
Organic farming is generally considered a more sustainable and eco- friendly approach to agriculture than conventional chemical-based farming practices. At the national and state level, there have been a number of initiatives to promote organic agriculture in states like Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Sikkim. Check out this story in Jharkhand, on how a village adopted organic agriculture.