An agri-pilot project: Climate Change Adaptation Plan (CCAP)

Community Level

An agri-pilot project: Climate Change Adaptation Plan (CCAP)

LAST UPDATE

09 March 2012

TARGET AREA

Rural

BEST PRACTICE IN:

Research and Development

KEY SECTOR:

Agriculture

FUNDING AMOUNT:

USD 1,000,001 - USD 5,000,000

IMPLEMENTATION PERIOD:

2011-2016
Organisation

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD); Swiss Development Cooperation

Partners

Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri; Watershed Organisation Trust; Local Krishi Vigyan Kendras; Indian Meteorological Department

Supporters / Donors

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Description of Intervention

The changes in the region will be monitored for five years and suitable technology for crops will be developed. The farmers will be motivated and helped in shifting to alternative sources of energy to conserve natural resources.

Problems to be Addressed

Assessing changes in the project location due to climate change over a span of 5 years.

Aims

To enhance the capacities of rural communities to adapt to climate change through soil conservation, development of watersheds, and increasing the underground water level leading to an increase in productivity

Objectives

To benefit 25,000 farmers in drought-prone Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra through development of knowledge and strategies to enable vulnerable communities to cope and adapt to the impacts of climate change

How It Fits into the EbA Concept

The project aims at making farmers aware of the impacts of climate change and also helping them to cope and adapt to the impacts by taking various measures.

Results / Outputs

Ongoing

Contact Details

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
e-mail: contact@namab.org
Website: http://www.nabard.org

 

Relevent Publications

DNA India's coverage. Nabard pilots climate change adaptation plan: http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_nabard-pilots-climate-change-adaptation-plan_1528903