Enterprise & Economic Development

Weathering Climate Change

“Weathering Climate Change” is a short film that describes WOTR’s Agro-Meteorology component of Climate Change Adaptation Project and some of the real-time ground experiences. This component combines locale-specific Met-advisories and Agro-advisories for timely weather information to help farmers plan their agricultural activities.

Mhaswandi

When the fiery furnaces of nearby charcoal kilns were fed with wood from Mhaswandi verdant forests, its residents were happy, cash-rich and grateful to the rich timber merchants who acted as middlemen in the sale. It took a handful of years for the forests, the merchants and the money to vanish. Mhaswandi of today has won several awards for its efforts at Watershed Development and stands as an example of what a community can do when it determines to change.

Little drops of water make a mighty ocean

A Trainer’s manual for Self Help Groups (SHGs). Its available in Hindi and Marathi also.

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Boond Boond se Banata Sagar (Hindi)

Trainer’s manual for saving and credit groups (for SHGs). It is available in English and Marathi also.

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Thembe Thembe Tale Sache (Marathi)

Trainer’s manual for saving and credit groups (for SHGs). Its available in English and Hindi also.

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System of Crop Intensification (SCI)

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(Eng; 2.43 mins) 

This is a showcase of WOTR’s methodology of Adaptive Sustainable Agriculture: System of Crop Intensification. This method is based on extensive field research and experiments. Promotion of organic fertilisers and low external inputs ensures high productivity as well as soil health. The film shows the results of the first field trials.

Weathering Climate Change

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(Language: English, Duration: 8.41 mins)

 

“Weathering Climate Change” is a short film that describes WOTR’s Agro-Meteorology component of Climate Change Adaptation Project and some of the real-time ground experiences. This component combines locale-specific Met-advisories and Agro-advisories for timely weather information to help farmers plan their agricultural activities. Also a web based initiative, it is marked by its unique automated platform and software to provide village wise weather trends that can be widely up scaled.

The advisories and met-forecasts are shared with the communities through phone and smses.

 

Upscaling of Successful Experiences In The Mainstream Watershed Programme In India

The paper is based upon detailed case studies of watershed projects and analysis of experiences under innovative watershed projects. It synthesizes the lessons from studies on five themes namely (i) User rights, (ii) Capacity building, (iii) Equity for resource poor families, (iv) Participatory monitoring and evaluation systems, and (v) Withdrawal strategy/ post project sustainability. These themes were pursued by five anchor organizations associated with the study namely WASSAN, PLF, WOTR, MANAGE and WDCU in the state of Orissa, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh.

 

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