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Enhancing Women Farmer’s Adaptive Capacity to address the Challenges of Climate Change

Enhancing Women Farmer’s Adaptive Capacity to address the Challenges of Climate Change

Duration: Two Years

Study sites : Kannivadi, Dindigul district in Tamil Nadu

Partners : Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore and IMD, New Delhi

Project Contact:  Dr.R.Rengalakshmi,  Mr. M. Devaraj

Donor: Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research, Japan

Project Objectives:

The main goal of the project is to engender the climate and weather information services and enabling its access and use to small holding farmers with special attention to women farmers.

The primary objective of the project is to cover the issues of capacity building as well as its sustainability through institutionalizing at the system level; and specific objectives are:

  • To build the scientific capacity and leadership of women farmers in understanding the climate change issues and  potential of climate and agro advisories to take informed decisions in farming
  • To promote and evolve a cadre of women farmers to communicate the climate information at the grassroots level and institutionalise it through existing Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO) at the local level
  • To strengthen the capacity of climate information based agro-advisory providers at the organizational level to provide gender sensitive and need based information and integrate the framework within the advisory development framework and protocols.

Expected outcomes:

To build the capacity of the women farmers at the grassroots level and who in-turn will play a crucial role in raising awareness on climate change related issues in their local context while disseminating the forecast information and suitable agro advisories