Category Archives for Climate Change Adaptation

Editorial

Rural communities face the daily reality of resource insecurity – a combination of scarcity (insufficiency inaccessibility and unavailability), vulnerability (weakness subject to damage and hazards) and stress (use exceeds availability). It is a very real condition of everyday life that … Continue reading

14. October 2012 by admin
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Agro-Met

Dry land farmers live dangerously. Their entire income is often dependent on a single season – the unpredictable Indian monsoon. A failed crop affects not just these farmers but also has dire implications for the landless poor. Being dependent on … Continue reading

14. October 2012 by admin
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Agri Scenarios

The image of Indian Agriculture has become rather stereotypical – the poor, thin, debt ridden farmer begging the skies for rain, the suicidal Vidarbha farmer or the rich sugar baron / zamindar. Older people in the village complain that the … Continue reading

14. October 2012 by admin
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Krushi Salla: Agro Advisories for farmers

A few months ago, the people of WOTR’s project villages saw a large paper with advice on farming adorning walls in prominent places in the village. This paper was not largely ignored or casually torn/ spat on like the usual … Continue reading

14. October 2012 by admin
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What comes, what goes, what remains?

“Ever thought about how much there is to learn from a glass of water?” This is how the session starts. A graphic is explained, leaving the audience a bit shocked. Then the facilitator makes 2 columns: Credit & Debit – … Continue reading

14. October 2012 by admin
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Vulnerability Assessment Tool (VAT)

The Vulnerability Assessment Tool (VAT) is a unique tool developed by WOTR to assess vulnerabilities of communities in a particular area. It gives ‘indications’ of the vulnerability of communities to the hazard which they are most likely to face. The … Continue reading

14. October 2012 by admin
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Crop – Livestock Connect

In earlier times of rain-fed, single-crop agriculture, there was a strong link between agriculture and livestock as it supported communities in farm operations, enhancing soil fertility (manure), and transportation. All households, depending on their landholdings, kept cattle, bullocks, goats and … Continue reading

14. October 2012 by admin
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Community Based Disaster Management

Climate change and globalization bring uncertainty and risk to many communities across the world – especially those who rely heavily on the availability of local resources and infrastructure. When disaster strikes, a stable, empowered community will respond with resilience and … Continue reading

15. May 2012 by admin
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The SHG Kitchen: Delicacies traditional

Nisarg Utsav was a success because of all the interesting stalls and exhibitions. But the most crowded stalls in the festival were… yes, you guessed it- the Food Stalls. Self Help Groups (SHGs) women from all over Akole- Shiswad, Khadki, … Continue reading

15. May 2012 by admin
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Balu’s Biodiversity Register

Balu Bhangre of Khadki Budruk has a treasure! But unlike most treasures, it is not a secret one. He wants to show and share it with everyone. In fact, he is even exhibiting it to the public in Shiswad’s Festival. … Continue reading

14. May 2012 by admin
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