RESILIENCE: Smallholder’s Adaptation to Climate Change
Location: Odisha and Assam
Funded by: Royal Norwegian Embassy
The project, Building Climate Resilience of Indian Smallholders through Sustainable Intensification and Agroecological Farming Systems to Strengthen Food and Nutrition Security, shortly referred to as RESILIENCE is funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy. The consortium partners are Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Assam Agricultural University, Indian Council of Agricultural Research – National Rice Research Institute, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, International Water Management Institute and Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research. The overarching purpose of the project is to improve agricultural productivity, as well as smallholders’ adaptive capacity and livelihoods in the face of climate and economic change, by improving market value chains and developing resilience in the Indian states of Odisha and Assam. For more details http://www.resilienceindia.org/
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.