Watershed Organisation Trust is pleased to share a case study of 'Sattechiwadi' included as one of the best practices published in the Ministry of Environment and Forest, GOI National Report 2012 submitted to UNCCD. It gives an account of the activities implemented in Sattechiwadi (a hamlet of Hivargaon) Maharashtra and how specific land degradation problems were addressed.
The paper - “ Crop Planning For Food and Nutrition Security Using GIS and Mobile GPS ” by Vinit Raskar and Manoj Pawar describes the study conducted in Ganeshwadi hamlet of Ghoti village of Ahmednagar district. The study included promoting of production of cereals, pulses, vegetables to improve nutritional needs and GIS and Mobile GPS based crop mapping for planning, dissemination, and monitoring to balance agricultural production for the market and nutritional food consumption.
The paper shows how GIS and Remote Sensing technology can be effectively used for planning, monitoring and assessment of the need of crop planning for food and nutrition security at household level.
The paper has been published in ESRI Conference Proceedings can be downloaded.