Strengthening Adaptive Capacities of Local Communities

Factsheet / Brochure

Strengthening Adaptive Capacities of Local Communities

ORGANISER: Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)
AUTHORS: Radha Kunke

PUBLISHED DATE

April 2013

RESOURCE

The Climate Change Adaptation project is being implemented in 65 villages of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh covering an area of 40,734 ha (407 sq.kms), directly benefitting 63,282 people from over 11,979 households.

Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Project

Besides watershed development, WOTR is introducing new elements such as agro-meteorology for tracking weather patterns at the villaThe Climate Change Adaptation project is being implemented in 65 villages of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh covering an area of 40,734 ha (407 sq.kms), directly benefitting 63,282 people from over 11,979 households.

Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Project

Besides watershed development, WOTR is introducing new elements such as agro-meteorology for tracking weather patterns at the village level leading to generation of advisories to farmers on what steps to take in emergency conditions. This is also linked to water budgeting, crop planning, adaptive and sustainable agronomic practices and irrigation management. Added to this, WOTR integrates biodiversity concerns in all its activities and encourages alternate energy to meet some of rural energy requirements. Overlaying these initiatives is a native focus on securing sustainable livelihood opportunities together with market linkages for people in these areas. Advanced project management and GIS-based systems are also being deployed so as to track progress, capture results and identify impacts.

The intervention seeks to develop the knowledge, strategies, approaches, measures and processes that enable vulnerable communities to cope with and adapt to the impending impacts of Climate Change in a manner which can be widely adoptable, replicable and scalable.

The objective is to improve the adaptive capacities of rural communities to respond to the effects of emerging climate changes by regenerating the eco-systems they live in, diversifying livelihood sources in order to reduce risks, and adopting new agricultural and renewable energy technologies.ge level leading to generation of advisories to farmers on what steps to take in emergency conditions. This is also linked to water budgeting, crop planning, adaptive and sustainable agronomic practices and irrigation management. Added to this, WOTR integrates biodiversity concerns in all its activities and encourages alternate energy to meet some of rural energy requirements. Overlaying these initiatives is a native focus on securing sustainable livelihood opportunities together with market linkages for people in these areas. Advanced project management and GIS-based systems are also being deployed so as to track progress, capture results and identify impacts.

The intervention seeks to develop the knowledge, strategies, approaches, measures and processes that enable vulnerable communities to cope with and adapt to the impending impacts of Climate Change in a manner which can be widely adoptable, replicable and scalable.

The objective is to improve the adaptive capacities of rural communities to respond to the effects of emerging climate changes by regenerating the eco-systems they live in, diversifying livelihood sources in order to reduce risks, and adopting new agricultural and renewable energy technologies.