Climate information services and agro advisories are important tools in building the adaptive capacity of smallholding farmers. However, its uptake is slow owing to the lack of awareness and scientific capacity among user groups as well as the gap in providing user need based information. In the context of changing agrarian systems, women farmers’ role in farm management and decision-making are increasing. However their access to climate information services, awareness, knowledge and skill are limited. Integrated approach is needed to fill the gap both at the production and user levels. In both cases, it is essential to build their capacity to produce, disseminate and use the climate information. In this context, it is proposed to demonstrate the above concept in organizational as well as individual levels with appropriate mechanisms for institutionalising the intervention in the view of sustainability dimension. The initiative will be embedded in the current system of agro advisory development and dissemination in India by the Indian Meteorological Department by demonstrating in one state with plans to widen the impact through policy workshops at the end. Thus, these project activities foster links between science, practice and policy linkages to promote public awareness of climate information and resilience.
Project • CBA2017-07SY-Raj