Crop planning – A tool for climate resilient food system

Ganeshwadi hamlet of Ghoti village in Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra consists of 15 households. Farmers here are poor, having small and marginal land holdings. They  have been experiencing late onset of monsoon, decrease in temperature in spring, frost and unseasonal rainfall, resulting in crop loss. Farm level crop planning goes a long way in building…

It’s not just about the money-a story from Rasuwa

Lower-income Nepalese youth have improved their earning. capacity by opting for foreign employment. Employment abroad has apart from monetary remittances give rise to social remittances. M.Tamang after his employment abroad has been involved in multiple enterprises. He was the first person to introduce cabbage cultivation in Gatlang (in 2002/03). In the last four years he…

Changing people and landscapes: Farida’s story

The community based conservation activities led by Farida have paved the way for an integrated, climate-smart landscape management plan to protect the snow leopard. If other countries can create similar landscape management plans, an arch of climate-smart adaptation may stretch across Asia’s high mountains. Empowering villagers, using climate science to secure entire landscapes for people…

Lessons on conservation from ‘the land of eternal mangroves’

Sri Lanks’s coastline communities make determined efforts to implement mangrove forest protection measures and strengthen their fragile ecosystems. They are working on mangrove forest protection measures that have been praised as the first of their kind in the world.  Communities all along the coastline of this island nation in the Indian Ocean, are making sustained   efforts to…