Drought conditions and management strategies in India - Country Report prepared for the Regional Workshop for Asia-Pacific as part of the UN-Water Initiative on “Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies” organized from 6-9th May 2014 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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.
Watershed development, an ecosystem-based approach for development of rain-fed regions in India, is gaining traction and political support, but how is it contributing to poverty reduction, food security, and climate change adaptation?
The Department of Land Resources, Government of India in collaboration with World Bank have undertaken a National Watershed Development Project called Neeranchal which proposes to positively influence the Integrated Watershed Management Programme with technical and financial support.