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WOTR's article "Plasticulture: Should we continue with it?" featured in Terra Green, August 2018 issue

Plasticulture is the application of plastics in agricultural cultivation and is fast becoming the most sought-after technique to augment farm yields and farm income. But, there is also a flip side as dangerous toxins released from the polyethylene film can remain in the soil for centuries leading to intense plastic pollution in the agricultural domain.

WOTR felicitated by Shri. Devendra Fadnavis for its role as Knowledge Partner in ‘Satyameva Jayate Water Cup 2018’

 
Crispino Lobo, Co-founder and Managing Trustee of Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) and Sandip Jadhav, Director, were felicitated by Shri. Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra on 12 August 2018 at ‘Satyamev Jayate Water Cup 2018 Award Ceremony’ in Pune. They received the honor on behalf of WOTR.
 

SCALING SUCCESS

Nations around the world have recognized that the adverse effects of climate variations and change have a significant bearing on the food, water and livelihood security of millions of people. Greatest risks persist in economically less developed countries, where people’s lives and livelihoods are highly vulnerable to stressors such as erratic rainfall, droughts, floods or cyclones.

Combating desertification through participatory natural resource management

WOTR's path-breaking work in combating desertification and land degradation, is now brought out by Tudor Rose in association with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).  Arjuna Srinidhi and Marcella D'Souza write about our work in the semi-arid regions of central India in the new international publication 'A Better World'.  In recognition of its efforts over the past 2

Adapting agriculture to climate change by local communities: Evidence from Dhule and Ahmednagar villages

Watershed Organisation Trust is pleased to share an article written by our researcher, Anuradha Phadtare on  ‘Adapting agriculture to climate change by local communities: Evidence from Dhule and Ahmednagar villages’ published in the ‘Maharashtra Economic Development Council (MEDC) Monthly Economic Digest, Vol. XLVI No. 12, November 2017. 
 

Comprehensive approach to environmental management through holistic development

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.

Comprehensive environmental management through holistic development

Watershed Organisation Trust is pleased to share a case study of 'Wankute', a village in Maharashtra published in the Ministry of Environment and Forest, GOI National Report 2010 submitted to UNCCD. It shows how comprehensive natural management is possible through holistic development and how community restoration of natural environment makes sustainability happen.
 

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