Scaling-up Strategies for Climate Risk Management in South Asian Agriculture

Solar Powered Irrigation System in Bihar, India. Photo: Ayush Manik (Independent Consultant)

This project aims to increase farmers' access to climate-smart agriculture solutions by translating science-based evidence, enhanced capacity and innovative partnerships with regional, national and sub-national stakeholders in South Asia. To achieve this goal, the project focuses on evaluation and synthesis of CSA evidence across different agro-ecological systems and institutional mechanism of scaling out CSA innovations. These activities would contribute towards a national strategy for synthesizing existing and new knowledge and learnings gained by NARS and CG centres Programs in climate risk management to guide investments being made by the government and donors.

This project also focuses on developing climate-smart finance and investment plan at national and/or sub-national levels for scaling out CSA. These plans will lead to developing climate finance strategies in agriculture sectors through various financing sources and investment mechanisms. The CSA options are also exploring residue management using alternate tillage practices and straw management system to curb rice residue burning and resultant air pollution in north-western India. Additionally, this project focuses on assessing the links between CSA, Insurance, reinsurance and social welfare in climatically challenged areas using state-of-art tools and technologies to strengthen climatic risk management in the region.

Knowledge sharing and capacity development are integrated in this project; it provides a platform for South-South collaboration through capacity development, sharing science-based evidence on CSA and cross-CRP linkages. Raising the capacity of women and youth for climate risk management in agriculture are a critical part of the project for scaling out CSA practices, technologies, services and CSV approach.

Project Deliverables

  • Improved agriculture insurance products and schemes for climate risk management

  • In-season crop yield forecast

  • Synthesis of CSV approach implemented in the different agro-ecological regions of SA

  • Synthesis of gender and social inclusions in scaling out CSA

  • Capacity building of partner organizations to transfer CSV/CSA knowledge and technologies to local farmers and communities in climate change adaptation

  • Woman in agriculture, and climate risks: hotspots for development

  • Integrating Gender into the Climate-Smart Village Approach of Scaling out Adaptation Options in Agriculture

  • CGIAR and Industry CSR conclave for greater uptake of CCAFS's research and funding

  • Improved weather indices for key crops disaggregated by region

  • How much does climate change add to the challenge of feeding the planet this century?

  • Climate-smart agriculture as an investment destination for CSR

  • Gender and CSA impact assessment in CSVs

  • Vertical drains to minimize duration of seasonal waterlogging in Eastern Ganges Basin flood plains: a field experiment

  • South:South Collaboration on Climate Risk Management

  • Challenges and Responses to Ongoing and Projected Climate Change for Dryland Cereal Production Systems throughout the World

  • Solar irrigation pumps and India’s energy-irrigation nexus

  • Unfolding government policies towards the development of climate smart agriculture in India

  • Solar pumps and South Asia’s energy-groundwater nexus: exploring implications and reimagining its future

  • The climate-smart village approach: framework of an integrative strategy for scaling up adaptation options in agriculture

  • Adoption of multiple climate-smart agricultural practices in the Gangetic plains of Bihar, India

  • Cost-effective opportunities for climate change mitigation in Indian agriculture

  • Climate change impact and adaptation for wheat protein

  • Multimodel ensembles improve predictions of crop–environment–management interactions

  • Global wheat production with 1.5 and 2.0°C above pre‐industrial warming

  • The Hot Serial Cereal Experiment for modeling wheat response to temperature: field experiments and AgMIP-Wheat multi-model simulations

  • Development of portfolios of climate smart interventions based on farming systems in key agro-ecological zones of ITC’s project area

  • Development of ICT based decision support system

  • Inseason crop yield forecasting for early warning planning of food security using CCAFS Regional Agricultural Forecasting Toolbox (CRAFT) in Nepal

  • Improved package of CSA practices and technologies practiced by thousands of farmers in Maharashtra

  • Multi-objective land use allocation modelling for prioritizing climate-smart agricultural interventions

  • Lessons on bridging the science-policy divide for climate change action in developing countries

  • Improved ICT advisories to farmers of Maharashtra

  • Facilitating Change for Climate-Smart Agriculture through Science-Policy Engagement

  • Towards climate-smart agricultural policies and investments in Telangana

  • Establishment of CSVs in 75 clusters of villages in 3 states of India covering 10,000 direct beneficiaries and 30,000 indirect beneficiaries

  • Analyzing the role of agriculture in nationally determined contributions to the Paris agreement

  • Developing Resilient Agriculture to Climate Change in India

  • Assessing climate adaptation options for cereal-based systems in the eastern Indo-Gangetic Plains, South Asia

  • Dependence of temperature sensitivity of soil organic carbon decomposition on nutrient management options under conservation agriculture in a sub-tropical Inceptisol

  • Scaling-Up Climate Smart Agricultural Technologies and Approaches Using Travelling Seminar as a Method and Tool in Nepal

  • Unfolding government policies towards the development of climate smart agriculture in India

  • A compendium of Technologies, Practices, Services and Policies for Scaling Climate Smart Agriculture in Odisha (India)

  • Prioritizing Land and Water Interventions for Climate-Smart Villages

  • Spatial targeting of ICT-based weather and agro-advisory services for climate risk management in agriculture

  • Building Capacities for Scaling-Up Climate Smart Village: A training manual

  • Learning and action for gender-transformative climate-smart agriculture

  • Assessing climate adaptation options for cereal-based systems in the eastern Indo-Gangetic plains, South Asia

  • Fields on fire: Alternatives to crop residue burning in India

  • Scaling Climate-Smart Agriculture in Bangladesh: Practices, Policies and Institutions

  • Potential of climate-smart agriculture in reducing women farmers’ drudgery in high climatic risk areas

  • A compendium of piloted solar irrigation projects in India

  • CCAFS-in the South Asian Region

  • Stakeholders prioritization of climate-smart agriculture interventions: evaluation of a framework

  • Scaling Out Climate-Smart Agriculture for Resilient Farming in Adilabad District of Telangana

  • Strengthening Climate-Resilient Agricultural Systems in South Asia: CCAFS South Asia Regional Meeting Report

  • A multi-scale and multi-model gridded framework for forecasting crop production, risk analysis, and climate change impact studies.

  • Summary of Brainstorming Sessions - South-South Knowledge Exchange Workshops on Climate Smart Agriculture Nairobi, Kenya

  • Communicating Climate Smart Agriculture to the Stakeholders: Impact of LI-BIRD/CCAFS Travelling Seminars in Climate Smart Villages of Nepal : An Impact Assessment Report

  • Global wheat production with 1.5 and 2.0°c above pre‐industrial warming

  • Re-designing irrigated intensive cereal systems through bundling precision agronomic innovations for transitioning towards agricultural sustainability in North-West India

  • South-South Collaboration in CCAFS for Developing Capacity on Weather Index Insurance

  • Designing weather index insurance of crops for the increased satisfaction of farmers, industry and the government

  • Gender Integration in Climate Change and Agricultural Policies: The Case of Nepal

  • How much does climate change add to the challenge of feeding the planet this century?

  • Profiling Climate Smart Agriculture for Southern Coastal Region of Bangladesh and its Impact on Productivity, Adaptation and Mitigation

  • Importance of considering technology growth in impact assessments of climate change on agriculture

  • Climate change mitigation options among farmers in South Asia

  • Soil hydraulic response to conservation agriculture under irrigated intensive cereal-based cropping systems in a semiarid climate

  • Climate change impact and adaptation for wheat protein

  • Soil biological properties and fungal diversity under conservation agriculture in Indo-Gangetic Plains of India

  • Conservation agriculture based sustainable intensification of basmati rice-wheat system in North-West India

  • Climate change and agriculture in South Asia: adaptation options in smallholder production systems

  • Effect of different tillage and residue management practices on crop and water productivity and economics in maize (Zea mays) based rotations

  • Business models of SMEs as a mechanism for scaling climate smart technologies: The case of Punjab, India

  • Ten years of conservation agriculture in a rice–maize rotation of Eastern Gangetic Plains of India: Yield trends, water productivity and economic profitability

  • Integrated technological solutions (CAM) tool

  • Database and evidences for the adaptive capacity and mitigation potential of CSA practices and technologies

  • Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA): Training Manual

  • Training workshops on CSA technologies and implementation strategies for corporate sector/private sector/public sector organizations

  • Farm-level exploration of economic and environmental impacts of sustainable intensification of rice-wheat cropping systems in the Eastern Indo-Gangetic plains

  • Conservation agriculture for sustainable intensification in South Asia

  • A Compendium of Key Climate Smart Agriculture Practices in Intensive Cereal Based Systems of South Asia

  • Agricultural labor, COVID-19, and potential implications for food security and air quality in the breadbasket of India

  • Designing profitable, resource use efficient and environmentally sound cereal based systems for the Western Indo-Gangetic plains

  • Scaling up resilient agricultural practices, technologies and services in the vulnerable areas of India

  • Mitigation potential with CSA portfolio

  • Downscaling Regional Crop Yields to Local Scale Using Remote Sensing

  • Using a positive deviance approach to inform farming systems redesign: A case study from Bihar, India

  • Rice Crop Manager Odisha: A web-based ICT tool for site-specific crop management recommendations