Rising temperatures, changed precipitation conditions, and extreme weather events have increased the vulnerability of the communities in the Indian Himalayan Region and further accelerated the process of marginalization of the hill communities in the Champawat district, in Uttarakhand state. Climate change has also accelerated the process of degradation of the natural resource base. The effects of climate change are more severe on women and poor marginalized groups including small and marginal farmers residing in the hill areas.

Objectives: The project aims to improve the adaptive capacity of rural small and marginal farmers including hill women in North Western Himalayan region by introducing a combination of Climate Smart Farming Technologies along with required social engineering and capacity building processes. These packages of activities is expected to improve /sustain the livelihoods of vulnerable hill communities, show ways of diversification of income while also initiating the process of natural resource management in the region. The project will deliver this objective through achieving five outcomes:

  1. Improved community mobilization to collectively plan and undertake climate change adaptation
  2. Building resilience through increased water availability and efficient water use in hill region
  3. Adoption of climate smart agriculture technologies and farm diversification options for climate resilient livelihoods
  4. Improved potential of livestock resources as an option for livelihood stabilization in hills
  5. Knowledge generation based on field actions and wider dissemination to enhance awareness of hill communities and stakeholders as well as for better policy inputs

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Project Component 1: Community Mobilization and Organization US$ 68,133
Project Component 2: Introduction of Water Resource Development and Climate Smart Farming Technology US$ 731,575
Project Component 3: Knowledge Management including Knowledge Creation and Wider Dissemination Actions US$ 16,667
Project execution cost US$ 76,595
Total Project Cost US$ 893,970
Implementing Entity Project Cycle Management Fee US$ 75,600
Grant Amount US$ 969,570

 

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