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Climate change, a widely discussed topic in various national and international platforms over the years, has gained much attention in the recent past mainly when climate change indicators like rising global temperature, shrinking glaciers, changing precipitation pattern, melting of sea ice, rising sea level etc. started affecting the human life and food security. To reorient the agri-based food system to combat changing climate effects the concept of “Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) was introduced by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 2009. CSA envisions addressing the challenge of sustainable crop production under changing climate, making agriculture and agri-based rural livelihoods ‘climate resilient’. In a country like India where a lion share of food comes from resource-poor small and marginal holdings, transforming these smallholder agri-food systems to climate-smart within a short time period is going to be a challenging target for the government and other implementing agencies. Field level implementation of this multi-actor, multi-sector, multi-level and highly knowledge intensive approach require strong institutional support. However, as climate change started affecting the existence of human life through altering the weather pattern and bringing unforeseeable droughts and floods in recent years, it is of high time to start actions of climate change adaptation and mitigation to make the earth a secure place for all life forms. The training program on “Building climate resilient agricultural systems through community based approaches” intends to sensitize the participants about the concept of climate change adaptation and significance of climate resilient agri-food systems to achieve the sustainable development goal; initiate thinking and discussion about the impacts of climate change and importance of building climate-smart villages in order to reduce the climate change related risks in agriculture; and develop an understanding about planning and implementation of community based adaptation strategies to combat with the effects of changing climate on agriculture and the agriculture based livelihoods. The training program includes both theoretical and practical sessions. Practical sessions will be in the form of case studies and group discussions. in order to make participants better understand the concepts.

Course Content

     Climate Resilient Agriculture: Concept & importance
▪ Impact of climate change on Indian Agriculture
▪ Importance of Climate Resilient Systems
▪ Eco-friendly farming practices and climate resilient communities
▪ Building resilience in soil through water and nutrient management technologies
▪ Community based land management practices for transforming agro-ecosystems to climate resilient
▪ Community based waste management: tools and techniques
▪ Microbial based technologies as a strategy to reduce GHG emission from agriculture lands
▪ Farm mechanization and digital innovations to support planning and implementing CSA practices at individual farm and community level

Eligible Participants

Assistant Professors and above of State Agricultural Universities, Scientist and above of ICAR institutes, Subject Matter Specialists of Krishi Vigyan Kendras, Field functionaries, Extension and Village officers, Students of Agriculture background and Progressive farmers of India.

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