The paper, “Energy, Development and Climate Change: Striking a Balance”, examines the energy scenario – availability, access, influence of markets and government policies – in rural India, especially in the areas where WOTR has been working.
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.
Food and nutritional security (FNS) is a complex issue given its reliance on climatic as well as non-climatic factors that are intertwined and interdependent. When climate change is superimposed, it further worsens the situation as food production, one of the critical ecosystem services, is impacted the most.
There are various drivers of degradation those are adversely impacting the ecosystems and in turn affecting ecosystem services. Ironically, the growth economy and unsustainable policies are leading to erosion of the very base – biodiversity and ecosystems.