Success Stories

India has been identified as one of the most vulnerable countries to Climate Change. In fact, the advancing process has already started to take its toll. Himalayan glaciers are receding faster than global average, precipitation across India is becoming more intense and unpredictable, extreme weather events like droughts and floods occur more frequently, biodi- versity is under stress, sea levels are rising affecting thousands of coastal communities.

Although agriculture contributes only 13,7% to India’s GDP (1), its im- portance in the country’s economic, social and political fabric goes well beyond this indicator. Rural areas are still home to some 68,7 percent of India’s 1,2 billion population (2), whose livelihood is closely tied to suitable climate conditions for agriculture, forests and natural resources.

However, with the changing climate, rainfall patterns have become more erratic and reduce, leaving farmers exposed to many risks in- cluding poor yields, crop failures, plant diseases, market irregularities, health issues, difficult access and instability