15-16 February, 2013, Dehradun
The workshop saw the farmers expressing serious concerns with agriculture in times of changing climate scenario and sharing experiences with the adaptation strategies they have been following. Farmers shared crop based, soil moisture enhancement, technology based and agricultural practices based adaptation. However, two most important learning’s from the workshop was that most of the adaptation is autonomous (no support from agri. universities and extension services) and in many cases adaptation has come to an end. Farmers shared adaptation in rice, apple, fisheries, horticulture etc. the most popular approaches being system of crop intensification, water harvesting, organic and technology assisted minimum tillage. A large no of state officials (agriculture, horticulture and forests), agricultural scientists and civil society organizations participated including the Parliamentary Secretary (Minister) of Environment and Forests.