Policy Briefs

Vulnerability to Heat Stress: A Case Study of Yavatmal

भारतात उष्णतेची लाट ही साधारण उन्हाळाच्या महिन्यांमध्ये (एप्रिल-मे) दिसून येते. मागील काही वर्षांपासून उष्माघातामुळे मृत्यू झालेल्या व्यक्तींची संख्या ही भारतातील काही भागांमध्ये वाढतच चाललेली आहे. सन २००१ ते २०१२ च्या एकूण नेसर्गिक आपत्तीच्या मृत्यू संदर्भार्तील आकडेवारी पाहता जवळजवळ ४% लोकांचा मृत्यू हा उष्माघातामुळे झाला आहे. गेल्या काही वर्षांपासून उष्माघातामुळे मृतांच्या संख्येमध्ये झपाट्याने वाढ झाली आहे. भारतीय हवामान विभागाच्या (आयएमडी) मते, मागील अर्ध-शतकापासून (१९६१-२०१०) “उष्णतेच्या लाटेच्या ” वारंवारतेत एक तृतीयांशने वाढ झाली आहे . सरासरी जागतिक तापमानात वाढ झाल्यामुळे, गरम दिवसांच्या संख्येत वाढ, उष्णतेच्या लाटेची आणि दिवसातील तापमान यामध्ये प्रचंड वाढ होण्याची शक्यता आहे. त्याचप्रमाणे उष्णतेच्या लाटेमुळे मृत्यूदरात ही वाढ होण्याची भीती निर्माण झाली आहे. म्हणूनच, मानवी आरोग्यावर उष्णता तणावाचे परिणाम ही भारतात चिंतेचा विषय बनत आहेत.

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Block Model Irrigation-Information Brief

WOTR undertook an action research project to assess the possibility of enhancing agriculture productivity for a group of small holder farmers.  This information brief describes the methodology and the implementation of the Group Micro-irrigation Approach in Israilpalli in Mahbubnagar district in Telangana.

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Mobile phone delivered Weather based Crop Advisories in India: The case for an integrated approach

An approach developed and piloted by the Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) to provide weather-based crop advisories to farmers, offers important learnings as to how to improve weather forecasting, customise crop advisories, bridge barriers, leverage institutional strengths and accelerate adoption of on-farm adaptive responses at scale. The key feature of this approach is that it creates a dialogue between science and technology on the one hand and field reality and the farmer on the other, with the latter being an active co-evolver of knowledge and action.

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Climate Change and Agriculture: Moving Towards Resilience for Small Holder Producers

Agriculture is heavily monsoon dependent. Any variation in the climatic conditions significantly affects agriculture production and subsequently increases agriculture production and increases farmers’ vulnerability.
This policy is an outcome of the project ‘Promotion of Climate Change Adaptation in Semi-arid and Rain-fed regions of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Lessons for this policy brief are drawn from the experiences in the states of Maharashtra, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh.
 

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Ecosystem Based Adaptation: Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Watershed Development

An “Ecosystem-based Adaptation” (landscape-based) approach to climate change ensures continued provisioning of essential environmental services and promotes long term sustainability.
Lessons for this policy brief are drawn from the experiences in 33 villages of two states of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

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Awareness and Capacity Building: Essential for Food and Nutrition Security in Rural India

Empowerment in food and nutrition security (FNS) implies that communities have knowledge of a balanced diet. Emphasis is on knowledge and the enabling environment for communities to grow their own food and meet nutritional demands on their own.
This policy brief is an outcome of the project ‘Promotion of Climate Change Adaptation in Semi-arid and Rain-fed regions of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

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