Livestock systems, vulnerability and climate change – Insights from the grass roots

Policy Brief / Strategy Brief

Livestock systems, vulnerability and climate change – Insights from the grass roots

ORGANISER: Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)
AUTHORS: K. Bhavana Rao and Ramkumar Bendapudi

PUBLISHED DATE

July 2014

RESOURCE

The need for a climate resilient approach to agriculture is critical for India where more than 80 percent agriculturists are small-holder farmers. The insights, lessons, and experiences gained from WOTR’s climate change adaptation project are formulated into a series of Position Papers on various themes.    

This position paper "Towards Resilient Agriculture in a Changing Climate Scenario” captures the ground realities of small- holder farmers in rainfed Maharashra, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. It presents WOTR’s approach towards climate-resilient agriculture. The paper also suggests recommendations for policy that will help increase the response capacity of farmers. It also draws attention to the need of enhancing the resilience of the ecosystem so as to reduce risks posed by climate change. For more details (http://wotr.org/publications/towards-resilient-agriculture-changing-climate-scenario)

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