The application of razor-thin sheets of polyethylene film across farmland began in the 1950s when agronomists noticed that it could successfully moderate soil temperature, limit weed growth and prevent moisture loss. All essential factors in crop production, this method was found to increase cotton, maize and wheat yields by an average 30%.

WOTR in collaboration with CRIDA, the State Agriculture University (MPKV) and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has prepared a Weather Based Crop Management plan for 3 major crops of Akole Block of Ahmednagar District in Maharashtra.

Participatory three-dimensional modelling (P3DM) is a participatory geographic information system (PGIS) method that attempts to convey indigenous experience and spatial knowledge in a digital form that is communicable to researchers and policymakers, theoretically empowering indigenous communities with a voice in the legislative planning and ma