Climate Smart Villages- Karnal
Village: Anjanthalli Block: Nilokheri District: Karnal State: Haryana Country: India Date: 24th July 2014
23 year old Ruby Mehla recieve regular updates on weather and climate smart practices through voice messages on their registered mobile phone in the Climate Smart Village of Anjanthalli. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to disseminate climate information, information about climate-smart technology interventions and seasonal agro-advisories for the rural farmers is part of the Climate Smart Village(CSV) programme initiated in Anjanathalli.
Local farmers are part of Farmer Participatory Evaluation of Adaptation and Risk Management Interventions in the village. Various key climate smart interventions such as zero tillage, Direct Seeded Rice (DSR), raised bed planting, residue management, crop diversification, and nutrient management have been introduced in this village.
27 year old Vinod Kumar (Ruby Mehla's husband) owns 45 acres of farmland where he practices these interventions.
The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is working with communities to develop ‘Climate-Smart Villages’. These are sites where researchers, local partners, and farmers collaborate to evaluate and maximize synergies across a portfolio of climate-smart agricultural interventions. The programme aims to improve farmers’ income and resilience to climatic risks and boost their ability to adapt to climate change. Photographer: CCAFS/2014/Prashanth Vishwanathan