Sustainable agriculture in India

India

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Extreme weather is causing significant problems for smallholder farmers and others who depend on agricultural value chains in developing countries. To help people adapt to changing conditions, governments, the private sector and development partners have become interested in the uptake and scaling of climate-smart agriculture (CSA). The primary reason to adopt Climate smart farming should be common sense: the farmers should adopt CSF because they see the direct economic benefits that help promote the well-being of their families and communities.

Background of Project

Recurring drought is a major challenge in the Drought Prone Areas of states Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Worldwide, 500 million small-holder farms produce about 80% of the food consumed in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, and provide livelihoods for more than 2 billion people. developing countries want to address climate change through the development framework. Thus, there is an urgent need for strategies that provide a “triple win”.

Punjab, Assam, Bihar, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka

The Project

Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) takes into consideration the diversity of social, economic and environmental contexts, including agro-ecological zones. Implementation requires identification of climate-resilient technologies and practices for management of water, energy, land, crops, livestock. And as the world moves to implement market-based measures to promote GHG mitigation, markets can offer an additional incentive for small-holder farmers to adopt climate smart practices.

The Benefits

The project encourages gender equality by providing increased income via sale of carbon credits. The project supports capacity building and knowledge sharing. It creates awareness and education on carbon markets. It introduces micro financing to the farmers and provides you employment opportunities.