Research and advocacy on climate emergency
FARMERS’ VIEWS ON CLIMATE CHANGE’: 2019
Complementing the secondary data we have conducted interviews with local farmers to understand their own constructions and impressions about climate change, the strategies that they are deploying and their life conditions. In 2019, we presented this study to several audiences including farmers, district administration, the Rotary Club, Indian Institute of Science, and to an audience of civil society members at Bengaluru. A short film has been made and infographics to disseminate the information to a broader audience are being designed. Plans are to share this data and its analyses with a range of administrators, elected representatives, and with the larger farming community. The presentations, now in both English and Kannada, will be used to create awareness and to prepare the local people to develop climate resilient agricultural practices and to enhance the overall natural resource base in the region.