Position Papers

Energy Position Paper

The paper, “Energy, Development and Climate Change: Striking a Balance”, examines the energy scenario – availability, access, influence of markets and government policies – in rural India, especially in the areas where WOTR has been working.  It highlights the successful partnership between local communities, with their innate grounded wisdom and local knowledge, and modern researchers and scientists willing to position their learning and experience on community science. 

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Livestock Position Paper

Rearing livestock in dry land regions has been developed by pastoralist communities over centuries and it is a complex Social–Ecological System (SES) with sub–systemic linkages, knowledge systems and institutions that maintain the resilience of dry land ecosystems. The Indian livestock sector contributes for 40 percent to the agricultural GDP in the semi-arid regions and 70 percent in the arid regions.

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