Capacity Building

Climate Change Adaptation Committee (CCAC)

The Strategic Pilot on Adaptation to Climate Change (SPACC) Project facilitated the formation of CBOs, called as Climate Change Adaptation Committees (CCACs). Considering that the SPACC Project perceives climate change adaptation in relation to drought risk and groundwater scarcity, these groups need to be given adequate representation in the CCACs. CCACs serve as a platform for populations vulnerable to drought and water scarcity because of climate change/variability. They are key farmers’ institutions that manage the climate monitoring system at the habitation and hydrological unit level and disseminate information and knowledge on climate variability/change. for more......

Participatory Climate Monitoring (PCM)

Participatory Climate Monitoring (PCM) refers to a set of activities carried out by farmers, with initial support of experts, to monitor climate. Climate Monitoring involves recording data pertaining to all weather parameters of a particular place viz., rainfall, Humidity, temperature, evaporation, wind velocity, wind direction and sunshine radiation. Participatory climate monitoring is a tool that is intended to trigger community action for sustainable use of their land and water resources. The objective is build capacity of the community to collect climate data, discuss the dynamics of local weather and how it is impacting their current agricultural practices.

Sustainable Land and Water Management (SLWM) Pilots

Sustainable Land and Water Management refers to packages of measures: soil conservation, water harvesting, agro forestry, organic agriculture, integrated pest management, etc. Pilots on Sustainable Land and Water Management methods/technologies are one of the key strategies of the SPACC Project to build the adaptive capacity of farmers to collectively address consequences of drought and water scarcity, because of climate change/variability. SLWM pilots will assess the performance of alternative technologies and practices identified by local farmers, scientists and officers from technical departments. The objective is to support farmers in acquiring skills in managing current climate variability and testing adaptation technologies in farming systems in drought and water scarce areas.

Farmers Climate Schools

Farmers Climate Schools involve a more sustained approach of engaging the community to build their adaptive capacity to climate change/variability. The Farmers Climate Schools are at a conceptual stage. They use participatory and experiential methods to engage farmer participants in a discovery learning processes. The FCS starts with a basic premise that farmer participants are a rich resource in the learning process and that they bring along a wealth of experience, knowledge, and skills. The aim is to facilitate a synthesis of indigenous knowledge with existing scientific knowledge. The Farmers Climate Schools are based on the positive experience of the Andhra Pradesh Farmer Managed Groundwater Systems (APFAMGS) Project in the implementation of Farmer Water Schools.

Farmer Climate Schools (FCS) Session Guides 2012-13

Farmer Climate Schools (FCS) Training Materials

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