Interventions: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security:
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Workshop with Farmers in Vidarbha Region

14-15 April 2013, Ramtek
Vidarbha region is predominantly a cotton belt infamous for droughts, huge number of suicides of farmers due to debt and failure of Bt cotton. A two day workshop was organized in collaboration with Vidarbha Livelihood Forum to orient farmers, farmers association and members of the VLF on impact of climate change on agriculture (cotton) in the region, agricultural adaptation, and policy response. More than 40 participants representing farmers, and CSOs participated in the workshop. Farmers also decided to conduct local workshops and small studies to better understand impact on the region, cotton and other crops. It was also decided to engage with State Action Plan on climate change of Maharashtra.