Changing climatic conditions poses a great threat to the already vulnerable food production in the fragile hill eco-system. Are you a non-government organization and searching for the project based on climatic change? Your search end here, we designed this sample proposal specially for you. The main objective of the project is to improve climate resilience and build adaptive capacities of the communities to handle impacts of climate change like low productivity in mountain state with specific objective to improved soil and water regime for better crop productivity and resultant increase in income of farmers and integration of risk mitigation measures like digitized weather advisory and crop insurances for the farmers. The major constraints resulting from climatic variability includes; water scarcity, recurrent droughts, cold wave, heat wave, flood, pest and diseases, fodder scarcity, poor access to appropriate seeds/planting material and critical inputs and farm machinery. Use this sample proposal and see how this project intends to promote application of integrated technologies and practices for resilience of local communities to handle problems due to climate change in fragile eco-system. Through this sample proposals the women groups will be identified, motivated and their capacities will be appropriately enhanced through suitable training methodology and they will be motivated to take up an economic/income generation activity suiting to the local environment/resources.
Project Identification Details
The project will focus on developing a climate change adaptation focussed sustainable water resources and sustainable agro-ecological management strategy for mountain region, through appropriate institutional framework. The action will be to operationalise the systems and management practices through an appropriate institutional framework for integrated water resources planning and ago climate management.
What does this project intend to do?
The project intends to promote application of integrated technologies and practices for resilience of local communities to handle problems due to climate change in fragile eco-system
Why does it intend to do so? Justification
Life and livelihood in the mountain have been abruptly affected due to climate change. Needs integrated approach, engaging all stakeholders for long term sustainability
Where, which geog. area will be covered? State, Districts, Number of Villages
Himachal Pradesh- Kullu, high hill temperate wet and Champa districts, high hill temperate dry zones; covering 20 villages in each district; total 40 villages.
How- Key words indicating strategies/ activities
Spring shed management and water conservation models, climate resilient farming, land development and farm bunding, energy efficiency, automated weather stations, community sensitization, action research
With Whom- who are the key beneficiaries
Primary target group would be small, poor and marginalised women farmers in fragile mountain eco-system of Himachal Pradesh. In addition, 75 NGO members of Mountain Collective, a network of NGOs engaged in working in mountain regions, will also benefit
Q- What is the problem that the project aims to address?
Changing climatic conditions poses a great threat to the already vulnerable food production in the fragile hill eco-system. The major constraints resulting from climatic variability includes; water scarcity, recurrent droughts, cold wave, heat wave, flood, pest and diseases, fodder scarcity, poor access to appropriate seeds/planting material and critical inputs and farm machinery. There is a continuous fall in the productivity of horticultural groups like Apple. Also, there is mass migration from hills to the plains. Women, who contribute 80% of labour force, are most affected. Life and livelihoods are abruptly affected. The Programme will be implemented in two mountain districts of Himachal Pradesh- Chamba and Kullu. Chamba has population is 0.52 million with Schedule caste population of 0.11 million. Total agricultural labour is 9193 and other workers 83653. Kullu has population of 0.44 million and 43.4% people engaged in agriculture. Main workers are 15190; marginal 4105 and cultivators 11227. Horticulture is the main livelihood but due to climate variability apple productivity in these areas will decrease by 1% by 2020 and 4% by 2030. Similar impacts are seen in vegetable, pulses and rabi crops grown.
Overall objectives and specific objectives
To improve climate resilience and build adaptive capacities of the communities to handle impacts of climate change like low productivity in mountain state, Himachal Pradesh.
- Improved soil and water regime for better crop productivity and resultant increase in income of farmers.
- Increased adaptation to climate change through climate resilient farming system and diversification such as providing seeds of tolerant varieties, organic farming and multi-cropping, which will also help check stress related out-migration
- Integration of risk mitigation measures like digitised weather advisory and crop insurances for the farmers.
- Creation of knowledge management system for climate change adaptation
List out type and number of beneficiaries to get impacted directly or indirectly through the proposed methodology (covering individual as well as other stakeholders such as government departments, PRI, government institutions (schools, hospitals, etc.), frontline workers, partner organizations, etc.)
- Direct beneficiary groups farmers, self-help groups, NGOs, Women, PRIs, Women headed families
- Projected number of beneficiaries- 20000 (12000 female, 8000 male)
- Indirect beneficiary groups population of 40 villages, PRI members, larger civil society
- Projected number of indirect beneficiaries- 60000 (35,000 Female, 25,000 Male)
Sustainability and Exit Strategy
The action will engage in promoting social, institutional and economic sustainability of local communities and their associations. Sustainability will be ensured through capacity building, collective action and empowerment processes. Community Based Organisations (CBOs), Federations and their local networks that would emerge as outcome of the long-term development intervention in the region through sustained efforts will further nurture and strengthen the ongoing initiatives under the project, ensuring its sustainability.
Actions at the grassroots and state level will also be supported through greater awareness among local communities. Structured training and capacity building initiatives will be undertaken during the project phase with Panchayat Raj (local self-governance) Institutions, government authorities, Judiciary, elected peoples’ representatives, local communities, community groups and associations. Our role will be of facilitation of project activities. Empowered collectives of local communities formed through the project, will access government resources including development schemes and vocational training facilities on a sustainable basis, which will contribute towards ensuring sustainability of the interventions beyond the project period.