There is an urgent need to create mechanisms to empower widows in Yavatmal and Vidarbha, and give them the support they need to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward. However, such initiatives are rare. One of the few such projects for the welfare of the helpless women is run by Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) and its sister organization Sampada Trust.
Food and nutritional security (FNS) is a complex issue given its reliance on climatic as well as non-climatic factors that are intertwined and interdependent. When climate change is superimposed, it further worsens the situation as food production,
one of the critical ecosystem services, is impacted the most.
The paper Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change: Strategies for a Sustainable Future, examines the existing supporting systems of institutional and social - especially in the semi-arid and dryland regions in India. It pinpoints key approaches within the system that work and those that require further improvement. It further proposes the approaches needed at community as well as policy level towards food and nutrition security.