The discussion covered the following topics:
- MSC’s flagship work on climate-resilient agriculture, highlighting the impacts of climate change on smallholder farmers in Bihar.
- Promoting climate-resilient agriculture in Bihar
- Ways to advance funding for climate-resilient agriculture in rural areas
- Advancing climate resilient in agriculture in India: The way forward
Click on the timestamps from the webinar stream to hear specific segments.
|Time from (seconds)||Time up to (seconds)||Discussion points|
|00:15||04:08||Welcome note by Aarjan Dixit, Senior Manager at MSC’s climate change & sustainability practice.|
|04:17||18:42||Partha Ghosh, Senior Manager at MSC’s climate change & sustainability practice, presents MSC’s flagship work on climate-resilient agriculture, highlighting the impacts of climate change on smallholder farmers in Bihar.|
|19:58||27:50||Sri Anil Kumar Jha, Deputy Director at the Department of Agriculture, Government of Bihar, delivers the keynote address on the actions taken by the Government of Bihar to advance climate-resilient agriculture in the State.|
|27:51||43:13||Sri Anil Kumar Jha speaks on Bihar’s Climate Resilient Agriculture Program, which comprehensively nurtures farming practices and develops an adaptation framework to improve smallholder farmers’ resilience.|
|44:41||55:25||Rajat Shubhro Mukherjee, Advisor, Climate Change and Finance at GIZ-CAFRI, speaks about the CAFRI project initially attempted to link losses faced by farmers with climate change in financial terms but now focuses on co-producing information about climate risks and vulnerabilities with farming communities.|
|57:07||01:11:17||Dr. R B Singandhupe, Consultant with TERI and former Director at the Central Institute of Cotton Research, mentions ways to minimize water losses in irrigation through innovative irrigation techniques, such as drip irrigation, which the Government of Maharashtra has implemented in the POCRA project.|
|01:12:23||01:24:54||Discussion on advancing climate resilient in agriculture in India: The way forward|
|01:25:10||01:25:54||Conclusion and note of thanks by Aarjan Dixit|
|01:25:55||01:27:20||Closing note by Graham A.N. Wright, Founder and Group Managing Director of MSC|
Please see this deck for a roundup of the topics discussed in the webinar.