Increasing temperatures are likely to impact human health. An increase in severe heat wave days and heat mortalities has been observed in India over the past few decades. A report by National Disaster Management Authority states that about 22,562 heat related deaths were reported between the periods 1992 to 2015.

The paper captures some ground realities that small-holder producers face in selected pockets of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh. This paper presents an approach to climate-resilient agriculture that will help increase the response capacity of farmers and the resilience of the respective ecosystem.