There is increasing evidence that agroecological approaches help in coping with climate change. While we cannot stop the changes that are happening in our environment, we can adapt to the changing situations so that farm livelihoods, food production, our ecosystems and the nations health sustain for longer periods. Innovative farmers have shown various ways and means to tide over the crisis of unpredictable weather conditions. This issue puts together some of the ground experiences. Hope these experiences inspire many more to practise climate resilient agriculture.
This issue is published in collaboration with Agricultural Biodiversity Community (ABC), a knowledge initiative started in 2011. We are extremely thankful to MISEREOR for extending its support, encouraging us to continue in the service of knowledge exchange, through the magazine. However, beyond their support, we would require more resources to sustain this initiative. We seek your support, in large numbers, through voluntary contributions. To enable us to share a printed copy with you during the year 2017, kindly send your contributions along with the enclosed form. We have also opened up for advertisements that promote eco-friendly services, products and events. You can see the details inside the magazine.
5 Building climate resilience
Seema Ravandale, Vinod Niranjan and Debashish Sen
10 Farmer innovations – Sustainable solutions to fight climate change
T J James and Stebin K
14 Crop planning – A tool for climate resilient food system
17 People’s knowledge – Key for adaptation
R K Maikhuri, L S Rawat, V S Negi, Ajay Maletha, P C Phondani and P P Dhyani
21 Mud crab farming – An adaptation strategy
Krushna Chandra Sahu
23 Redesigning farming – A response to climate change
Suresh Kanna K
25 Developing climate resilient farming
Anshul Bhamra and Syed A A Ishaqi Farhan
34 Biodiversity builds resilience