As India’s Climate Changes, Farmers In The North Experiment With New Crops

India’s capital city New Delhi and much of northern India are routinely shrouded in man-made pollutants. In fact, Delhi vies with Beijing for the dirtiest air in the world. Many of India’s 1.3 billion people — a fifth of the world’s population — face pollution that is cutting short lives, stunting children’s cognitive development and…

Cow Dung And Fruit Trees: Traditional Wisdom Helps Assam Cope With Climate Change

Faced with more floods each monsoon season, farmers in Assam turn to indigenous technical knowledge from their forefathers to protect their livelihoods Subhadra Kumari had to wait a nervous few weeks before the flood waters abated from her paddy field and she could start planting rice saplings. “We are behind the ideal time for planting…

Sri Lankan Tea Farmers Fight Deforestation And Climate Change

The Rainforest Alliance’s latest video showcases efforts to train Sri Lankan smallholder tea farmers in innovative weed-control methods, which is an important aspect of sustainable agriculture. Over the past 150 years, Sri Lanka’s tea growers have set high standards with its world-renowned Ceylon Tea. Despite the forests surrounding the estates being crucial in giving the tea…

Climate Change In Bhutan: Impact On Himalayan Glaciers And Glacial Lakes

The Himalayas have the largest concentration of glaciers outside the polar region. provide the headwaters for nine major river systems in Asia. These freshwater reserve are a lifeline for almost one-third of humanity. There is clear evidence that Himalayan glaciers have been melting at an unprecedented rate in recent decades. This has causes major changes in…