Outcomes wise Progress as on 31st December 2013
Outcome 1A: Farmers and Community Based Organisations (CBO) make informed decisions on land and water management taking into account impacts of climate variations based on scientific and local knowledge
Outcome 1B: CBOs have capacities to integrate climate variability adaptation measures in Sustainable Land and Water Management (SLWM)
Outcome 2A:

Farmers have acquired skills in managing climate variability and testing adaptation technologies in farming systems through participation in Farmer Climate School (FCS)

Outcome 2B: Adequate adaptation technologies and practices identified based on pilot testing in drought prone areas
Outcome 3A:

Dissemination of a package of methods, tools and institutional approaches in support of District and State level natural resource management initiatives to address the impacts of drought

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Project Management

     

Output 1.1: Completed study on local and scientific knowledge on impacts of climate variability/ change on natural resources in Andhra Pradesh

Target values and dates for realization of Output 1.1 were: a) At least 450 farmers interviewed with balanced representation of gender and vulnerable groups/sectors in at least 9 pilot HUs, covering key indicators on climate variability and its impact; b) Farmers understanding of climate change in pilot HUs documented and combined with available scientific data, 9 months from the project start; and c) Climate Change Impact database established.

The status at end of the year 2011 was: a) Interviews were conducted in 9 HUs, with 450 farmers (225 woman farmers), covering 100 farmers from vulnerable groups/sectors (Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, and Landless agriculture labour), covering 2 climate variability indicators viz., temperature and rainfall and 5 climate variability impact indicators viz., land use, agriculture, water availability, labour availability and health; b) Compilation of farmer survey results started, late December 2011; and c) Establishment of database did not start by the end of 2011.

Plan 2012 included: b) Results of the farmer survey and recommendations in technical notes will be consolidated in the final base line study document in March 2012; and c) Establishment of database would start in the month of January and completed in March 2012.

Progress during the reporting period (July to December 2012): a) Climate/ weather data analysis is completed for 15 years (1985 -2000); b) compilation of notes and reports is completed in December 2012. This included compilation of executive summaries and PPTs for the nine pilot HUs.

The status at end of the year 2012 is: a) Climate/ weather data analysis is completed for 25 years (1985 -2011); b) KAP Study report is being compiled and is expected to be completed in March 2013; c) Review of literature is completed; d) compilation of notes and reports is completed; and e) baseline database established.

Plan 2013 consists of: a) Finalization and printing of the baseline study report by end of March 2013; and b) Computerizing the data generated from implementation of participatory climate monitoring (PCM) (7 climate variables - temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind velocity and direction, soil moisture, and organic carbon) and sustainable land and water management (SWLM) pilots (Average crop yields, Water harvested, Water Saved, Soil moisture availability, and Organic carbon content) in a computer database compatible with the baseline database, for later comparison.

Output 1.1: “Completed study on local and scientific knowledge on impacts of climate variability/change on natural resources in Andhra Pradesh” is re-scheduled to be realized by March 2013.

Output 1.2: Local monitoring system of climate variability and its impacts operating

Target value and date for realization of Output 1.2 was: a) At least 9 CBOs in pilot HUs are collecting data on at least 3 key indicators, by the end of the second project year.

The status at end of the year 2011 was: The monitoring system established as part of the APFAMGS project was used by CBOs to generate climate-related data on few impact variables, with the backstopping of PNGOs, during the reporting period. The existing climate monitoring system generated data on one climate variable – rainfall and five climate impact variables i.e., water level in wells, annual groundwater balance, well and stream discharge, area under different crops, and response of the community to water scarcity. Compilation of this data in the computer database mentioned in the previous section continued at the PNGO and PMO levels.

Plan 2012 included: The climate monitoring system will be established by June 2012, to generate datasets for 7 key climate variability indicators. The climate monitoring system is expected to be continued beyond the project period by the CBOs and partner NGOs.

Progress during the reporting period (July to December 2012): a) remaining 115 PCM volunteers and staff were trained; b) Climate data collection has started in the remaining 3 Field Units; c) Climate Data Classification is completed in all field units; d) erection of display boards is completed; e) Maintenance of scientific equipment is progressing according to the plan.

The status at end of the year 2012 is: a) Guidelines for Participatory Climate Monitoring (PCM) were developed; b) Scientific equipment has been procured by all Field Units; c) Social and technical feasibility study has been completed; d) PCM stations are established in 9 Field Units as planned; e) 349 PCM volunteers and staff were trained; f) Climate data collection has started in all the 9 Field Units; g) Climate Data Classification is completed; h) erection of display boards is completed; and i) Maintenance of scientific equipment is progressing according to the plan.

Plan 2013 consists of: a) continue data collection and storage of climate variability parameters through PCM (7 climate variables - temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind velocity and direction, soil moisture, and organic carbon); b) data collection and storage of climate impact parameters (Average crop yields, Water harvested, Water Saved, Soil moisture availability, and Organic carbon content) through SLWM pilots and Institutional building activities; c) uptake of climate data in SLWM pilots and Farmer Climate Schools (FCS); d) orientation of school and college students on PCM; and f) erection of additional display boards at educational institutions and offices of people’s representatives. 

Output 1.2: “Local monitoring system of climate variability and its impacts operating” is re-scheduled to be realized by July 2013.

Output 1.3: CBOs with capacities to integrate climate variability adaptation measures in Sustainable Land and Water Management (SLWM) 

Target values and dates for realization of Output 1.3 were: a) At least 9 Committees, 6 months after project start; b) At least 100 leaders and representatives trained by the end of year two; c) At least 9 CBOs have participated and identified measures, 18 months after project start; and d) At least 7 CBOs have adaptation plans, 18 months after project start.

The status at end of the year 2011 was: a) 58 HU level and 638 (49 formed in the previous and the remaining 589 in the present reporting period) habitation level, Climate Change Adaptation Committees (CCACs) were formed; b) Training of about 100 CBO leaders and representatives is not started; c) Participation of 9 CBOs in identification of SLWM measures suitable as climate variability adaptation options, not started; and d) HU level compilation of 9 Climate Change Adaptation Plans (CCAPs), not done.

Plan 2012 included: a) Training of about 100 CBO leaders and representatives in integration of climate variability adaptation measures with SLWM, is planned in the April/May and October; and b) Participation of 9 CBOs in identification of SLWM measures suitable as climate variability adaptation options, will be carried out in CBO leaders - Officers and Scientists Workshop, in May.

Progress during the reporting period (July to December 2012): a) 105 CBO Leaders and representatives were trained in integration of climate variability adaptation measure with SLWM; and b) 9 CBOs participated in CBO leaders, Officers and Scientists workshops, and identified suitable SLWM measures.

The status at end of the year 2012 is: a) 9 HU level climate change adaptation committees (CCAC) were formed in 2011; b) Two staff orientation camps were conducted to train all project staff in Non Formal Education (NFE) techniques in February 2012; c) CCAC meetings were conducted as planned to discuss and finalize participants and dates of CBO Leaders – Officers and Scientists Workshop; d) 9 CBO Leaders – Officers and Scientists workshops were conducted; and e) 9 CBO Leaders exposure visits were completed.

Plan 2013 consists of: a) 9 HU level Climate Change Adaptation Plans (CCAPs), will be drafted through CCAP Workshops by December; b) 4 CCAC orientation camps will be conducted to strengthen CBO leaders skills in Institutional Management; and c) Functional linkages for SLWM pilots will be established through conduct of 9  CBO Leaders Officers and Scientists workshops. 

Output 1.3:  “CBOs with capacities to integrate climate variability adaptation measures in Sustainable Land and Water Management (SLWM)” is re-scheduled to be realized by May 2014.

Output 2.1: Farmers acquire skills in managing climate variability and testing adaptation technologies   in farming systems through participation in Farmer Climate Schools (FCS)

Target values and dates for realization of Output 2.1 were: a) Curriculum developed for Farmer Climate Schools (FCS), 18 months after start of the project start; b) At least 7 FCS functioning by the end of the project; and c) At least 350 female and male farmers will be organized to attend FCS by the end of the project.

No activity pertaining to Output 2.1 was started in the year 2011. Plan 2012 included: a) Curriculum for Farmer Climate Schools (FCS) will be developed through a workshop, in April; b) 9 FCS will be facilitated to function during June-December; and c) 225 female and male farmers will attend 9 FCS.

Progress during the reporting period (July to December 2012): a) One curriculum development workshop (for sessions 7-12) was organized; b) One refresher FCS Training of Trainers workshop was conducted for 17 CRPs and 18 Field Unit Staff; c) Preparation of training materials is completed as per targets; and d) Implementation of FCS sessions started in July due to the late onset of monsoon and six sessions were completed in all units, and seventh session is in progress.

The status at end of the year 2012 is: a) Guidelines on Farmer Climate Schools (FCS) were developed; b) Two curriculum development workshops were organized to develop curriculum for the twelve sessions; c) Two FCS Training of Trainers workshops were organized to train 19 CRPs and 44 Field Unit staff. One refresher training workshop was completed for 17 CRPs and 18 Field Unit Staff, another is planned for January 2013; d) Preparation of training materials were completed as per the year targets; e) Implementation of FCS sessions started in July due to the late onset of monsoon and will continue till May 2013. Six FCS sessions were implemented in 2012 across all PNGOs and seventh session was in progress; f) Staff training external; and g) CRP training external could not be achieved because of overlap with other project activities.

Plan 2013 consists of: a) 9 FCS which started in June 2012 will be continued till May 2013 and another batch of 18 will be facilitated to function during June-May 2014; c) 225 female and male farmers will graduate through 9 FCS, in May 2013 and another 450 in 2014; d) CRP training external is rescheduled for January 2013; and e) Staff training external is rescheduled for June 2013.

Output 2.1: “Farmers acquire skills in managing climate variability and testing adaptation technologies   in farming systems through participation in Farmer Climate Schools (FCS)” is re-scheduled to be realized in May 2014.

Output 2.2: Pilot testing of alternative adaptation technologies and practices in SLWM

Target values and dates for realization of Output 2.2 were: a) At least 3 pilots produce results on adaptation performance of technologies and practice, by the end of the project; b) At least 7 CBOs and 50 female and male farmers have participated in the pilots, by end of the project; and c) At least three manuals elaborated on SLWM pilots, by the end of the project.

The status at end of the year 2011 is: a) 9 Common Interest Groups (CIGs) Workshops for short-listing of options for pilots on SWLM technologies/practices were not conducted; b) No CBOs were organized to participate in Pilots; and c) No manuals were elaborated, on pilot experiences.

Plan 2012 included: a) 9 options for pilots on SWLM technologies/practices will be short-listed in the 9 CBO Leaders – Officers and Scientists Workshops, in May, followed by start of the pilot testing in June; and b) 9 CBOs and 54 female and male farmers will be organized and trained to participate in pilot implementation by June.

Progress during the reporting period (July to December 2012): a) options for pilots on SWLM technologies/practices were short-listed in 4 CBO Leaders – Officers and Scientists Workshops, in May-June (for Kharif),  followed by start of the pilot testing in June; and in October another set of 5 CBO Leaders – Officers and Scientists Workshops, followed by pilot testing for Rabi cropping in 7 HUs; and b) 9 CBOs, represented by and 75 female and male farmers (21 in Kharif and 54 in Rabi) were trained to participate in pilot implementation by October.

The status at end of the year 2012 is: a) Guidelines on SLWM Pilots is developed; b) 9 workshops were conducted to develop implementation plans for SLWM pilots; c) 9 CCAC leaders meetings were conducted; d) Implementation of SLWM Pilots has started at all 9 Field Units; e) 2 SWLM field workshops were conducted. Remaining 2 are planned to be completed by February 2013; f)143 Cultural shows were conducted; f) 143 audio visual shows were conducted; g) 9 CWB workshops were conducted; and h) 10,000 leaflets were printed and distributed.

Plan 2013 consists of: a) 7 pilots that started in October 2012 will continue till March 2013, wherein 54 female and male farmers will participate. 21 female and male farmers were covered in 4 pilots in Kharif 2012); and b) 9 pilots starting in June 2013 will continue till March 2014.

Output 2.2: “Pilot testing of alternative adaptation technologies and practices in SLWM” is re-scheduled to be realized by May 2014, with publication of 3 manuals.

Output 3.1:         Platform for dissemination

Target values and dates for realization of Output 3.1 was: a) one platform website operating by the end of the project with 100 visitors by the end of the project. The status at end of the year 2011 was: a) the draft website was reviewed by FAO support mission, in November. Plan 2012 included: a) revision of the draft website based on suggestions of FAO support mission and make it operational in February 2012. Progress during the reporting period (July to December 2012): a) the website updating is done on a monthly basis as planned; and b) 59 meetings with media persons were conducted. The status at end of the year 2012 is: a) the website updating is done on a monthly basis as planned; and b) 59 meetings with media persons were conducted.

Plan 2013 consists of: a) one platform website operating by the end of the project with 100 visitors per month.

Output 3.1: “Platform for dissemination” was realized in December 2012.

Output 3.2: Institutional linkages re-enforced

Target values and dates for realization of Output 3.1 were: a) At least 3 dissemination workshops with at least 150 participants have been held by the end of the project. The status at end of the year 2011 is: a) No dissemination workshop was held. Plan 2012 included: a) one dissemination workshop will be held in 2012 to disseminate the key finding of the baseline study, in April 2012. Progress during the reporting period (July to December 2012): a) one dissemination workshop was re-scheduled to January 2013. The status at end of the year 2012 was: No dissemination workshop was held due to delay of compilation of baseline study report.

Plan 2013 consists of: a) one dissemination workshop for project partners in January; and b) 9 dissemination workshops with district level functionaries and farmers will be held to disseminate results of SLWM pilots, FCS and Climate Monitoring in November-December.

Output 3.2: “Institutional linkages re-enforced” is re-scheduled to be realized by May 2014.

Project Management:

Project Management tasks expected to be carried out (based on the project document) were: a) liaise and closely work with FAO National Program Coordinator – Land and Water and all project partners; coordinate and guide all project activities; b) facilitate national and local inter-institutional collaboration; c) act as Secretariat to the Project Steering Committee; d) sub-contracting partner NGOs and Consultants; e) recruitment and supervision of project staff; f) prepare and coordinate implementation of Annual Work Plans and Budgets; h) develop and implement a system to monitor project outputs and outcomes; g) coordinate and guide all project activities; i) monitoring information sources (reports, website, FCS curriculum, list of participants, and manuals); j) Reporting to FAO (six-monthly progress reports, annual project implementation and review, technical Reports, co-financing reports, and terminal report); k) and Financial Management and Reporting (financial statements, responsibility of cost overruns, quarterly internal audits, and annual audit reports).

Plan 2012: a) closely work with FAO NPC-LW, and conduct 12 Project Partner Meetings; b) participate in the NSC meetings, and SLEM partners meetings; c) act as Secretariat to conduct 2 PSC meetings; d) sub-contract 8 partner NGOs and 8 Consultants; e) wherever necessary recruit new staff and provide supervision; f) prepare and coordinate implementation of Annual Work Plans and Budgets 2012 and organize AWPB 2013 Workshop; g) coordinate and guide all project activities through PMO field visits, finalization of Baseline Study Report and facilitate FAO Support Missions and Mid-term Review Mission; h) develop and implement a system to monitor project outputs and outcomes; i) carry out monitoring of information sources through PMO monthly staff meetings; j) Report to FAO  through 2 six-monthly progress reports (July-December 2011 and January-June 2012); k) Submit to FAO six-monthly financial statements reports (July-December 2011 and January-June 2012), and facilitate 4 quarterly internal audits; and l) Make central procurement of scientific equipment for climate monitoring and transfer to CBOs; and procure 2 lap tops.

Progress during the reporting period (July to December 2012): a) 4 Project Partner’s Meeting were conducted against target of 6 for the reporting period; b) Project Manager participated in one SLEM Partner meeting; d) 1 PSC Meeting was organized as planned; e) 8 consultants were hired; f) 59 PMO Field Visits were undertaken against target of 37 for the reporting period; g) Project Monitoring System is progressing as planned; h) 3 rounds of internal audit is completed against a target of 3 for the reporting period; j) 2 round of Field support in Finance Management is completed against the target of 3; k) one half year progress report (January to June 2011) was submitted to FAO.

The status at end of the year 2012 is: a) 9 Project Partner’s Meeting were conducted against target of 12 for the year 2012; b) Project Manager participated in one NSC meeting as the second meeting did not take place; c) Project Manager participated in one SLEM Partner meeting as the second meeting did not take place; d) 2 PSC Meeting was organized as planned; e) 8 consultants were hired; f) 130 PMO Field Visits were undertaken against target of 108 for the year; g) review of 8 consultant reports is completed and review of bench-mark survey results is completed; h) Project Monitoring System is progressing as planned; i) 4 rounds of internal audit is completed; j) 3 rounds of Field support in Finance Management is completed against the target of 4; k) procurement is completed as planned; l) one half year progress report (January to June 2011) was submitted to FAO against a target of 2.

Plan 2013 consists of: a) closely work with FAO NPC-LW, and conduct 4 Project Partner Meetings; b) participate in the NSC meetings, and SLEM partners meetings; c) act as Secretariat to conduct 2 PSC meetings; d) sub-contract 8 partner NGOs and 8 Consultants; e) wherever necessary recruit new of staff and provide supervision; f) prepare and coordinate implementation of Annual Work Plans and Budgets 2013; g) coordinate and guide all project activities through PMO field visits and organize the FAO Support Missions; h) develop and implement a system to monitor project outputs and outcomes; i) carry out monitoring of information sources through PMO monthly staff meetings; j) Report to FAO  through 2 six-monthly progress reports (July-December 2012 and January-June 2013); k) Submit to FAO six-monthly financial statements reports (July-December 2012 and January-June 2013), and i) facilitate 4 quarterly internal audits.

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