Communities have been adapting to climate variability for centuries
A response to doubts raised by Prof. Yuan on Indian farmer's record paddy yield through SRI method in Biharposted 8 years 8 months ago
There is no scientific basis for rejecting these record yields in Bihar as a ‘hoax,’ because there is considerable evidence available that confirms the reported yields. Saying that the Indian government could not confirm the yield *after* the harvest is obviously correct, but it is a mistaken assertion.
Report of the national seminar on decentralized governance in water and sanitation in rural India at LBSNAA: Key stakholders, their responsibilities and the challenges facing the sectorposted 9 years 4 months ago
NIAR organised a two-day conference on 'Decentralized governance in water and sanitation in rural India' at LBSNAA, Mussoorie, in June 2012. This seminar aimed to provide a platform for the effective sharing of experiences of PRI-implemented WATSAN service delivery programmes and so understand the various factors affecting the effective decentralisation of water and sanitation. The discussions during the latter two themes are presented below.
Women and sustainable development - Women’s empowerment is a key factor for achieving sustainable economic growthposted 9 years 6 months ago
Sustainable development depends on an equitable distribution of resources for today and for the future. It cannot be achieved without gender equality. Women’s empowerment is a key factor for achieving sustainable economic growth, social development and environmental sustainability.