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Republic of India

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Lower-middle-income economies
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Non Annex 1 Party to the Convention

India (2014)

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  • HUNGaMA: Fighting hunger and malnutrition: The HUNGaMA Survey Report – 2011

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    Saturday, January 1, 2011
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    The HUNGaMA (Hunger and Malnutrition) Survey conducted across 112 rural districts of India in 2011 provides reliable estimates of child nutrition covering nearly 20 percent of Indian children. Its objective was to understand the current situation and provide a basis for focused action. The idea of this survey was triggered by the Citizens’ Alliance against Malnutrition - a group of young leaders, most of them young parliamentarians - in the context of a wide gap in current data and knowledge on child malnutrition in India.

  • The Tsunami's Impact on Women

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    Tuesday, March 1, 2005
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    Up to four times as many females as males may have been killed in the tsunami. This review of the evidence available in Aceh (Indonesia), India and Sri Lanka reveals that more women appear to have been killed by the tsunami for a variety of reasons. These include women staying behind to look for their children and women being less likely to know how to swim or climb palm trees.

  • Strategies for Poverty Alleviation in India: CYSD's Holistic Approach to Empowerment Through the Self-help Group Model

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    Wednesday, October 1, 2003
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    Providing credit is the primary goal of microfinance projects. But on its own this can be an ineffective response to chronic poverty. Research from India has shown that projects which take a broader approach can yield surprising results. A report from India's Utkal University describes the model of self-help groups used by the Centre for Youth and Social Development (CYSD). Questioning conventional wisdom in the microfinance industry, it argues that credit by itself will never lift marginalised women out of poverty.

  • Participatory Action Learning in Practice: Experience of a Rapid Participatory Review of ANANDI, India

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    Wednesday, January 1, 2003
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    How can a Participatory Action Learning System (PALS) help to empower women? ANANDI, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Gujarat, India, successfully used PALS to support women from poor and marginalised groups to identify, analyse and solve their own problems. Women assessed their levels of poverty and food security and spoke for the first time about personal experiences of domestic violence. They explained that empowerment for them meant having a livelihood, doing men's work, having livestock, and visiting the panchayat (village council) office.

  • Farmers in a changing climate: does gender matter?

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    Friday, January 1, 2010
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    Is there a strong gender dimension to experiences with climate variability and coping strategies? This publication on the topic of food security in Andrha Pradesh, India finds that there is. It is a report on a study carried out by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), with financing from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The research was undertaken in six villages in two drought-prone districts: Mahbudnagar and Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh, India.

  • Website: Right to Food Campaign

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    Thursday, January 1, 2015
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    The new India’s Right to Food Campaign website was launched in March 2014 at the campaign’s fifth convention. It is an action-oriented website, with lots of action-oriented material on the right to food in India including primers, articles, survey reports, court orders, campaign tools and much more As explained in its foundation statement, the right to food campaign is an informal network of individuals and organisations committed to the realisation of the right to food in India.

  • Building Climate Smart Farmers

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    Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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    A Guidebook for Doubling Income of Farmers in Arena of Climate Change

    Climate change poses the greatest challenge to sustainable agriculture and food security. This comprehensive guidebook for farmers has been prepared by Dr. Kirit N. Shelat and Dr. Odemari Mbuya. 

    There is a growing knowledge about methods of promoting Climate Smart Agriculture and this book provides useful insights into the various steps. 

  • Facing the Impacts of Climate Change: Indian SMEs and Adaptation (Trainer"s Manual)

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    Thursday, January 3, 2013
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    This Trainer"s Manual aims to support trainers in conducting effective training programmes on climate change adaptation for Indian SMEs. The manual presents the aims, methodology and content of the training programme on climate change adaptation awareness raising and strategy development. It also gives guidance for trainers on how to implement the training programme with groups of SMEs.

  • Gender into Urban Climate Change Initiatives (GUCCI)

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    Friday, December 29, 2017
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  • Women as seed conservation and agro-ecology experts helping their communities resist climate change

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    Tuesday, December 26, 2017
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    The project “Seeds for Hope” improves the climate resilience, food sovereignty and economic autonomy of farming communities (20,000 people) in the valley of Derhadun, in Northern India, relying on women’s knowledge and action. They are trained to reproduce and conserve local seeds, learn agro-ecological techniques and food transformation, which reinforces their power to make decisions. The project is led in partnership with the association Navdanya, created by Vandana Shiva. Direct beneficiaries: 745 farmers and their families in 31 villages.

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