Research Outputs

Impact assessment of Organic and SCI methods on green gram-rabi sorghum cropping sequence in Parner block of Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra

WOTR has implemented Pro-Soil project funded by GIZ in 7 villages of Bhalwani Cluster (Parner block) of Ahmednagar district. This area suffers from twin problems of low productivity and high instability in rain as a result of inadequate and unpredictable rainfall. The primary aim of the project is to promote sustainable and inclusive approaches for soil conservation, rehabilitation of degraded lands and improve soil health to enhance the crop productivity.

Impact assessment of organic and SCI methods on paddy-Chickpea cropping sequence in Sakri block of Dhule district, Maharashtra

WOTR has implemented Pro-Soil project funded by GIZ in 5 villages of Pimpalner Cluster (Sakri block) of Dhule district. The primary aim of the project if to promote sustainable and inclusive approaches for soil conservation, rehabilitation of degraded lands and improve soil health to enhance the crop productivity. The aim was to do the impact assessment of organic and SCI methods of Paddy and Chickpea in Sakri block of Dhule district, Maharashtra. This study shows that how organic and SCI cultivation practices for paddy and chickpea increase the crop productivity.

Impact assessment of organic and SCI methods on soybean-wheat cropping sequence in Jalna district, Maharashtra

WOTR has implemented the Pro-Soil project funded by GIZ in 8 villages of Bhokardan taluka of Jalna district in Maharashtra. The primary aim of the project is to promote sustainable and inclusive approaches for soil conservation, rehabilitation of degraded lands and improve soil health to enhance the crop productivity. In these 8 villages, a total of 6,989 ha of land were selected for this project. Based on the soil tests carried out, plot and crop specific recommendations on nutrient management through organic methods were given to the farmers.

WOTR's article ' Identifying hotspots in land use land cover change and the drivers in a semi-arid region of India' published in Springer Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Journal'.

The study examines long-term land use/land cover change (LUCC) at a finer scale in a semi-arid region of India. The objectives were to study and quantify the spatiotemporal LUCC and uncover the major drivers causing the change in the Mula Pravara river basin, which is located in a semi-arid region of Maharashtra state, India.  From 1991 to 2016, the agricultural land area increased by approximately 98% due to the conversion of uncultivable and fallow lands to agriculture.

Heat Stress – Vulnerability, health impacts and coping strategies in rural communities in the semi-arid region of Maharashtra (India

This study assesses how risks and responses to heat stress vary among  the  different  social  groups  in  the  rural  communities  in  the  semi-arid region  of Maharashtra. It identifies  the  vulnerable  groups  as  well  as  the  important  factors  that affect their vulnerability to heat stress.
 

Using Transformative Scenario Planning to think critically about the future of water in rural Jalna, India

The five-year ASSAR project (Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, 2014-2018) uses insights from multi-scale, interdisciplinary work to inform and transform climate adaptation policy and practice in ways that promote the long-term wellbeing of the most vulnerable and those with the least agency.

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