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Flood-resistant rice fights for survival

In north Bihar, where floods devastate standing crops with increasing regularity in an era of climate change, a marginalised community is fighting all odds to protect an indigenous flood-resistant variety of rice

Sahorwa village is caught between the embankments of two major rivers in North Bihar. With the Kosi River’s west embankment to its east and Kamla Balan River’s east embankment to its west…Read More

Climate-smart Pokkali farming needs machines

The revival of Pokkali, a traditional salt- and flood-resistant rice and fish farming system in Kerala, requires mechanisation to expand sustainably

As farmers in many regions of India revert tentatively to traditional farm systems to ensure food security under a changing climate, mechanisation must be given high priority in adaptation projects. Otherwise, these may fail because…Read More