Climate change has become a real issue for the rural communities in India. Rural communities are experiencing frequent droughts, floods, cyclones, temperature variations and irregular rainfalls. This situation is leading to uncertain livelihoods for the smallholder farmers. Considering that a substantially large proportion of rural population still depend on agriculture for their livelihoods, it is important to safeguard the livelihoods of vulnerable communities. AKRSP(I) has further strengthened its traditional agriculture livelihoods improvement program considering the newer challenge of climate change. We remain committed to achieving nutrition security, income security and sustainability for smallholders in our key geographies. We have taken an integrated approach where empowerment of smallholders is the center of our program design.
We have identified large geographies where landscape level work is possible to achieve climate change mitigation and adaptation. Our geographies are varied in nature, including coastal, semi-arid, flood-affected and degraded hilly regions. These geographies are identified considering the vulnerability of communities living in these landscapes.