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The overall goal of RESILIENCE project is to improve agricultural productivity, adaptive capacity and livelihoods of smallholders to climate and economic changes by building resilience and strengthening the agri-product market value chains. The project will be implemented in the two states of Odisha and Assam, located in the east and northeast of India. Measures will be spread out in four districts, where selected climate smart agriculture (CSA) technologies will be demonstrated and upscaled in close cooperation with farmers and other stakeholders. The project has defined a set of five specific objectives, expected project outputs and outcomes.

  • To conduct vulnerability assessment and agro-ecological resource mapping;
  • To carry out socially inclusive farmer-led climate-resilient/CSA technologies validation, and farmer-to-farmer (F2F) knowledge exchange;
  • To develop a demand-driven, gender-sensitive knowledge extension system and F2F learning/capacity building;
  • To develop market value chains for selected commodities; and
  •  To strengthen science-policy/government linkage, dissemination and outreach.

  • Smallholder farmer vulnerability maps;
  • Agro-ecological systems mapping and knowledge database established;
  • Climate smart agriculture technologies toolbox developed;
  • Five village knowledge centres (VKCs) established;
  • Efficient food value chains pathways; and
  • Science-policy linkages improved through regular stakeholder interaction.

  • Agricultural productivity of smallholders in Odisha and Assam improved;
  • Number of farmers practicing CSA technologies increased;
  • Women's participation in farm level decision making enhanced;
  • Farmers participation in local institutional activities strengthened; and
  • CSA inputs from the project into state level climate action plans implemented

This project is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway/ the Norwegian Embassy, New Delhi