The Climate Report 2017/18 - Page 31



In this context we have conducted ecosystem based
vulnerability assessments across 5 ecosystems in
India: Forest, urban, coastal, Himalayan and the
semi-arid regions. The findings from the forest
ecosystem, in particular, has translated into
developing a basket of good practices inclusive of
three key components which, when taken together,
works as a pragmatic model towards building
community resilience to Climate Change. They
are:
1. Sustainable farming
2. Climate friendly technologies
3. Climate Education
SUSTAINABLE FARMING
This approach integrates seamlessly with the Low
Carbon Farming (LCF) framework where each of
the activities can be quantified in terms of carbon
sequestration, improvement in nutritional value,
water and energy savings.
Sustainable farming is a pathway to develop long
term resilience through ensuring climate-responsive
local food security and sovereignty systems.
Farming (as opposed to agriculture) gains
prominence in a context where the pressure of
commercialization and capitalization pushes
communities into unsustainable farming practices.
CLIMATE FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGIES
These technologies refer to a package of decentralized technologies (adapted or developed
locally) which addresses the development needs
on one hand while on the other, complements in
delivering effective farming outcomes, through a
low carbon mode. These technologies provide
energy access through:
Micro hydro and solar based home lights for
meeting basic household demands and lighting
respectively.
Mixed cropping being practiced in Andhra Pradesh
The resilient farming system, in our context,
includes the following (and growing) bundle of
practices:
Promoting drought resistant grain
Mixed cropping
System of rice intensification (SRI)
Nutritional gardens on homestead lands
Horticulture
Moisture conservation through watershed
initiatives
Reviving and maintaining local seed banks
The micro hydro in the tribal village of Pathakota in Andhra Pradesh
Live fencing
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