Policymakers witness landscape and livelihood transformation in India’s Bundelkhand region
A group of policymakers and officials from across India recently experienced ICRISAT’s sustainable research-for-development practices being implemented in the country’s Bundelkhand region which are benefitting 30,000 families reliant on farming.
A travel workshop-cum-exposure visit was organised for the group during 9-11 October 2021 where the knowledge generated was shared. Participants got to observe climate-smart agriculture technologies being adopted at farm and landscape level for building system level resilience. The workshop involved visits to sites in Lalitpur, Jhansi, Mahoba and Chitrakoot districts, where site specific climate resilient interventions (e.g., haveli cultivation, agroforestry, community ponds, large scale field bunding, field drainage structures, state-of-the-art instrumentation) have been implemented and engaging with farmers as well as other stakeholders. More than 35 senior level officials and representatives from Karnataka, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh states took part in the workshop.