Climate Change Adaptation of women smallholders and Cotton Producers from Vidarbha region, India (CCACP)
CCACP

Climate Change Adaptation of women smallholders and Cotton Producers from Vidarbha region, India (CCACP)

Climate Change Adaptation of women smallholders and Cotton Producers from Vidarbha region, India (CCACP)

CCACP is promoting adaptation of environmentally sound, climate-resilient and inclusive agricultural practices among women smallholders and cotton producers of the Vidarbha region for strengthening solidarity and promoting gender equity. This project will enhance the knowledge and skills of women smallholders belonging to poor and vulnerable households to encourage their participation in sustainable cotton production.

CCACP is currently being implemented in 10 villages of the Jalgaon Jamod block, Buldhana district, Maharashtra in order to enable the support for sustainable cotton production practices by the Cotton Value Chain actors that include tribal women smallholders and their communities. The targeted participants comprise of 1511 households with 8181 people living in the 10 villages.

The Project is supported by Groupe-Galeries-Lafayette.

 

Highlights

  • Selected 111 demonstration plots(0.5 acres each) led by women farmers who are willing to switch over from chemical cotton cultivation to organic cotton cultivation.
  • Trained 79 farmers on Cotton Fibre Quality Management and 140 farmers on organic manure preparation such as Biodynamic composting techniques.
  • Rehabilitated one community water structure in each of the four villages.
  • Conducted and soil testing conducted for the 111 demonstration plots  and trained 57 farmers for collection of soil sample.
Buldhana district, Maharashtra