CCDB has been working to create a society where the poor, marginalized and vulnerable people can claim and enjoy human rights and justice for a sustainable livelihood with dignity since 1973. To meet the challenges of dynamic environments and development, CCDB has been implementing different programs including dedicated projects on climate change
Improved cultivation techniques
Improved cultivation techniques
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Micro-algae are a group of unicellular or simple multicellular fast growing photosynthetic microorganisms that can conserve CO2 efficiently from different sources, including the atmosphere, industrial exhaust gases, and soluble carbonate salts. Micro-algae act as a major system for converting atmospheric CO2 into lipids under sunlight and increase the output of algal oil. The enzyme acetyl Co-A carboxylase (ACCase) from micro-algae catalyses the key metabolic step in the synthesis of oil in algae.
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Practical Action Consulting (PAC) is the consulting arm of Practical Action, an international non-governmental organisation that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. Through technology PAC enables poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions - transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them. Every year PAC uses technology to help over 1 million people out of poverty.
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Description of the project: The Kagera river, a tributary of the Nile, is being threatened by silting due to unsustainable farming methods. Its river basin is a very rich agricultural ground supporting 16.5 million people in Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The project aims to improve and modernize current farming methods, in order to improve food security and ensure resilient livelihoods for people and animals living in this area. Groups of 50 new beneficiaries are trained every month on farming methods, followed by a tree-planting scheme by the river.
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Upstream water use is not adjusted to reflect rainfall fluctuations, and downstream farmers of the Nagarjuna Sagar irrigation project in the state of Andhra Pradesh are increasingly vulnerable to water supply shocks. This paper documents the wide range of adjustments adopted by managers and farmers in Nagarjuna Sagar during a period of fluctuating water availability (2000-2007). Primary and secondary data indicate managerial adjustments such as rotational and timely water supplies to meet critical water demands of standing crops.
Cuphea is a tropically grown flowering plant which is known as a rich source of medium-chain fatty acids having high commercial value. However this plant is not commercially utilized in large-scale agriculture due to its characteristic sequential maturation and release of oil seeds from the seed pods which precludes mechanized harvesting. Cuphea is generally harvested by hand at present.
Background: Mass cultivation of algae for biofuel production has focused on the use of open ponds or closed bioreactors. Both approaches depend upon routine liquid culturing of the algae and require the removal of large quantities of water at the time of cell harvesting and subsequent extraction of desired products. This invention proposes the use of porous inert membranes to support the growth and subsequent harvesting of the algae.
Netafim is the world’s largest and leading company in the field of Smart Water solutions for Agricultural and Landscape. Netafim’s Drip Irrigation solutions enable farmers throughout the world to increase yield and quality while using less water fertilizers land and energy. Most of Netafim’s activity focuses on open-area irrigation projects of various sizes and turnkey projects in the field of greenhouses and bio-energy cultivation. Netafim works to advance the concept of knowledge-based solutions according to specific crops.
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WWF-India is working with farmers in Warangal district of India to promote better management practices (BMPs) in cotton so as to reduce the environmental impact associated with the overuse of inputs and resources. This paper examines a pilot project to estimate the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of cotton production systems, comparing traditionally grown cotton with BMP cotton.