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…

Unabated Climate Change Would Reverse the Hard-Earned Development Gains in Asia — New Report

Unabated climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in Asia and the Pacific, which could severely affect their future growth, reverse current development gains, and degrade quality of life, according to a report produced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Under a business-as-usual scenario, a…

A Pioneer in Climate Change Action, Odisha Will Now Help Others Prepare for Natural Disasters!

Odisha is pioneering early warning systems to warn seacoast residents of impending disasters. It will be the first Indian state to develop and implement a public address system that warns residents of impending natural disasters as part of a state disaster reduction plan. The Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) consists of a single button located in…

Climate impacts hit 750 million South Asians over 10 years

Almost 750 million people in South Asia were affected by floods, droughts, extreme rainfall, heat waves and sea-level rise — all impacts of climate change or worsened by it — in the first decade of this millennium, according to new research by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). Read the full story on the India Climate Dialogue website.

Sacred groves of Kodagu: How faith is helping conserving Karnataka’s protected forests

Water for the Kaveri and bees for pollinating coffee plantations, the ecosystem services of 1,214 sacred groves of Kodagu is immense. Even though Kodagu groves are protected forests under the Indian Forest Act, they also face pressures similar to the other forest patches in other parts of the country. Read more