Project Profile

Preliminary assessment and R&D proposal development for Climate Resilient Farming Systems in Eastern India, Nepal and Bangladesh

Duration : August 1, 2012 - October 31, 2012

The intent of this project is to identify and prioritize opportunities for enhancing resilience to contemporary and projected climate risks to agricultural productivity in Northern Bihar, North-eastern Bihar, and the alluvial plains of North-western Bengal as well as Nepal and Bangladesh. As the major deliverable of the project, formulation of a full project proposal will seek to catalyze a transition towards climate resilient farming systems by, 1) verifying the performance of under-utilized technologies, 2) ?fine tuning? promising technologies to improve performance and farmer acceptance, 3) developing novel insights, practices, and tools that address key knowledge gaps, and 4) strengthening innovation systems, knowledge networks, and value chains that will create enabling conditions for sustainable intensification and increased resilience, especially through small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) development.

Location(s): Bangladesh, India, Nepal
Project Contact: Bharati, Luna
Donor(s): -

Farmers cultivating lettuce, while another farmer digs a small canal (marwa) with a donkey, Egypt. Photo: cc: Hamish John Appleby/IWMI