CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE FOR SMALL LAND HOLDERS
Odisha state in Eastern India is rich in natural resources. However, a third of its population is considered poor. Due to its dependency on these resources is subject to the negative impacts of climate change.
The IKI Small Grants project targets the Rayagada district in Odisha state, one of the poorest districts in India. It aims to improve the adaptation capabilities and resilience to weather variabilities and extremes within indigenous communities and other most marginalized communities. Through trainings it promotes farming practices using agro-ecological principles to ensure food and livelihood security. The promotion and establishment of nutritional gardens improves the nutritional status of the targeted population. By managing land, water and forest resources and reviving traditional food crops the natural potential of the districts is valorised.
The project addresses small and marginal land holders, particularly women and young people in 25 villages, targeting directly 1.200 households.
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