Climate Adaptation

Climate proofing, an approach for rural development is to integrate adaptation measures of climate change and developing more resilient watershed programmes. This approach was being implemented in two watersheds in Dindigul district jointly implemented through the Village Watershed Committee (VWC) and CIRHEP with the support of GIZ and NABARD. To understand the prevailing climatic conditions, climatic risks in the study region, climate projections and its possible impact on crop production and the livelihood of the farming community and to identify the possible adaptation strategies, climate proofing analysis was carried out with technical support from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. These projects were being successfully implemented as an integrated farming system linking with Kissan Call Centre of Agriculture (KCCA) as part of an ICT intervention.

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An automatic weather station has been installed and is recording the daily weather parameters. The information helps farmers with their agricultural practices.

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