WOTR’s work in CCA covers a wide specturm of activities. In the above photos, we show a pictoral representation of the same. From top left clockwise, we can see the sprinkler irrigation sets, the Automated Weather Stations that provide advisories to farmers on crop and weather, the impact of area treatment in Bhojdari and drip irrigation sets in Maharashtra. Photos: WOTR
India is a hotspot for climate change with 50 % of the population depending on nature-based livelihoods for sustenance (agriculture, forests, livestosk, allied occupations). As monsoon and temperature patterns become erratic, dependent communities become more vulnerable as risks increase and traditional coping mechanisms fail.
In order to build resilience towards climate change, WOTR adopts a knowledge-informed, multi disciplinary and participatory approach involving a wide range of activities mentioned above towards an evidence-and-policy focused engagement.
CCA in 1,846 villages in 1,846 villages involving a total geographical area of 1,115,218 ha ( 11,152.18 sq.kms)) covered; over 1.88 million people impacted (up to March 31, 2018)
103 agromet stations installed, benefitting 333 villages (up to March 31, 2018)
WSI interventions in 113 villages from Maharashtra & Telangana impacting 39,166 farmer families up to March 31, 2018)
247 solar streetlights installed, benefitting 23,543 people in 2017-2018
455 solar home lighting systems installed in Maharashtra and MP, benefitting over 2,400 people in 2017-2018
Five biodiversity management committees set up in 2017-2018 in Jharkhand in 2017-2018
57 blogs published as part of development communication in 2017-2018
PUBLICATIONS IN FOCUS
Book-Community Driven Vulnerability Evaluation-Programme Designer
Community Driven Vulnerability Evaluation-Programme Designer is a tool that helps to integrate vulnerability in climate change in project design and implementation. It will be useful to all practioners and policy makers, in the field of Climate Change Adaptation.
Climate Change Adaptation
Climate Change is a reality, and one which NGOs and Civil society organisations have to play a major role in tackling, argues our co-founder and Managing Trustee Crispino Lobo. Consultative and participatory frameworks are needed for effective Climate Change Adaptation plans.
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. The film brings out how agro advisories positively impact farmers and helps them deal with climate change.
OTHER PUBLICATIONS AND VIDEOS
- A comprehensive brochure on the different activities we take up under CCA-Climate Change Adaption Brochure
- A report from a national workshop on scaling up best practices in CCA-Scaling up good practices in CCA
- A tool designed for practioners in the field of CCA-Co-DriVE Visual Integrator
- A chapter on the positive impact of agromet advisories in Maharashtra- Rising to call: Best Practices
- A book on the dynamics of climate change in rural areas – What are we in for?
- A report from a national consultation on adapting agriculture to 1.5 degree rise in global temperatures – International consultation report
- An article on climate change adaptation in rural India – Climate Change Adaptation in Rural India: A Green Infrastructure Approach
- An article on how effective adaptation is in India, with reference to Kumbharwadi- How Do You Know if Adaptation Is Working?