NABARD - Student Internship Scheme 2016-2017 - page 77

Summary No-30
Profile of the Student:
Name: Nagesh N S
Degree Programme:M.Sc (Agriculture)
University/ Institute: University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
Profile of the Mentor:
Name: V.S. Balasubramanian
Designation: AGM
Department: FSDD
Name of Regional Office:Karnataka (Bangalore)
Objectives of the study:
To document the case studies on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) technologies and practices.
2. To document the present institutional framework of climate finance with reference to CSA
3. To study the role of NGOs and other civil societies in promoting CSA
4. To study the role of banks and institutions in promoting CSA
5. To develop a mechanism to track climate finance and incentivize projects influencing adaptation
and mitigation against climate change impacts, both directly and indirectly.
6. To recommend appropriate policy measures to promote CSA
Sample State/ District/ Blocks/ Villages: 05 districts of Karnataka namely : Mandya, Tumakuru,
Dharwad, Raichur and Dakshina Kannada. 5 DDMs, 01 LDM, 04 Select Bank branches and financial
institutions, 9 NGOs and Civil Societies, 03 Government departments and Agencies and 10 Primary
grass root level stakeholders like farmers (10)
Research Methodology:
Five districts were selected for the study based on two important considerations. Firstly, all these
districts belonged to different agro climatic zone and secondly, all these districts belonged to different
levels of climate change vulnerability (based on NICRA prioritisation). An unstructured (open ended)
questionnaire was designed to collect the primary data from various stakeholders listed below:
From all the stakeholders, data was collected on the climate change impacts, their vulnerabilities,
interventions carried out in this regard and their outcomes. The experiences of the NGOs and other
stakeholders in this regard are documented along with supporting case studies.
Major Findings:
1) Major obstacles on the implementation of CSA technologies/ practices at small holder level are lack
of resources, access the technology and cost barriers.
2) NABARD promoted solar powered irrigation pump sets, implemented is highly beneficial to the
farmers which have substantial mitigation potential.
3) Scalability of some CSA technologies remains a concern particularly for the small and marginal
farmers, who are the most vulnerable groups.
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