The impact of climate change on farmers in Bihar and how farmer producer organizations can help them adapt
In Bihar’s Buxar district, farmers struggle to cope with the changing climatic conditions and adapt to them. Significant annual variation in rainfall and temperature erodes farmers’ adaptive capacities. Farmer producers organizations (FPOs) could play a central role to promote and facilitate farmers’ adaptation to climate change—but they need improved incentives and support.
Seven factors that determine the resilience and adaptive ability of smallholder farmers in Bihar
Smallholder farmers in the flood-prone state of Bihar need capital and support from system-level actors to increase their climate resilience. This blog identifies seven critical factors that can enable the building of climate resilience and adaptive strategies of smallholder farmers.
The impact of climate change and coping strategies adopted by smallholder farmers in Bihar
Smallholder farmers in Bihar face seasonal flooding, increasing heat, and variable rainfall, which hurt their crops, livelihoods, and health. Farmers in Muzaffarpur and Khagaria, two climate-vulnerable districts, use a range of coping and adaptation strategies in response to such increasing climate hazards. Read on to explore these in detail.
Enhancing resilience of smallholder farmers against climate change—can parametric agricultural insurance make a difference?
Parametric insurance solutions can offer smallholder farmers in developing countries an accessible, reliable, and affordable way to protect themselves. A multi-stakeholder approach is needed to make these solutions work for smallholder farmers, supported by catalytic capital for their development and scale-up.
Impact of climate change on smallholder farmers and their coping strategies
Smallholder farmers face many risks from climate hazards like flooding. We identified seven factors critical to building their resilience to climate change. Strategies like emergency funds, relocation, and borrowing can help them recover quickly from disasters and prepare for the future.
Are agtechs a panacea for farmer adoption of climate resilient agriculture?
Learn more on how AgTechs are helping smallholders on climate-resilient agriculture right at FIW22 with Edward Bikketi of MicroSave Consulting as he moderates the session with a panel of experts on: “Are AgTechs a panacea for farmer adoption of climate-resilient agriculture?”