CLIMATE RESILIENT
AGRICULTURE

Agriculture in India is highly vulnerable to climate change especially in rain-dependent regions which constitute over 60% of the total cultivable land in the county. The frequent changes in weather patterns have heightened risks associated with livestock, livelihoods, and crops.

Our approach of CLIMATE RESILIENT AGRICULTURE helps farmers devise a strategy to mitigate these risks, reduce the cost of cultivation, increase productivity and enhance adaptive capacities.

By 2050, the world’s population will have risen to 10 billion, India’s population to 1.7 billion. How will the world feed this rising population without destroying the planet? We believe the answer lies in CLIMATE RESILIENT AGRICULTURE.

OUR WORK IS ALIGNED WITH THE FOLLOWING SDGS

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HIGHLIGHTS

Extent of agriculture coverage across all states is 402 villages.

WOTR has cumulatively reached out to 1,846 villages covering an area of 1,115,218 ha and benefitting 1.88 million people over 25 years

Besides this, WOTR has also been indirectly involved in 200 villages of MP and Bihar, as part of the Sustainable Livelihoods and Adaptation to Climate Change (SLACC) project, as knowledge partner

Community based agro advisory in 3 states: 103 agromet stations in MP, Maharashtra and Telangana, benefitting 25,847 unique farmers

323 ha of land covered under the System of Crop Intensification benefitting 1,285 farmers in 2017-2018

66 Farmers Field Schools conducted benefitting 1,090 farmers and 95 farm exposure visits organized benefitting 1,463 farmers in 2017-2018

150 trainings were carried out in the preparation of organic formulations with 3,422 people participating in them in 2017-2018

1,448 crop demonstrations organized in 101 villages in 2017-2018

PUBLICATIONS IN FOCUS

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BLOG

Organic farming is generally considered a more sustainable and eco- friendly approach to agriculture than conventional chemical-based farming practices. At the national and state level, there have been a number of initiatives to promote organic agriculture in states like Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Sikkim. Check out this story in Jharkhand, on how a village adopted organic agriculture.

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VIDEO

Agro met advisories sent by WOTR help farmers get accurate and timely information about upcoming weather conditions. See the stories of individual beneficiaries here.

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PUBLICATION

Yield and soil nitrous oxide emissions of Vigna radiata under contrasting fertilizer management practices in Maharashtra, India.

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MORE PUBLICATIONS

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The report on WOTR’s national consultation on ‘Adapting agriculture to 1.5 C rise in temperature.

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The booklet on the SCI gives one a good idea of what SCI is and the benefits of this technique.

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Crop weather calendar aims to advise farmers on adapting to different weather scenarios, to make farming both viable and sustainable.

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Plasticulture i.e. the use of plastic in agriculture has been growing. But what are its effects? Is it sustainable in the long run?

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

To know more, contact nitin.kumbhar@wotr.org.in and prithviraj.gaikwad@wotr.org.in