This case study documents the issues related to accessing, processing, and applying climate information to help farming communities take robust and low-risk agricultural adaptation measures. It examines two projects being implemented by Development Alternatives in central India’s Bundelkhand region, which straddles the provinces of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. This case study highlights the multiplicity of data sources involved in adaptation decision making, provides an analysis of how information was used, and explores the challenges associated with information use for adaptation decision making in the agricultural sector. Project staff addressed these challenges by taking an interdisciplinary approach toward collecting, assimilating, and analyzing data, as well as communicating it effectively to farming communities.
Mustafa Ali Khan; Anand Kumar; Lakshmi, K.V. Climate Adaptation Information Case Study: Applying Information for Adapting the Agriculture Sector in Bundelkhand, India. World Resources Institute, Washington DC, USA (2012) 12 pp. [World Resources Institute Issue Brief]