Norway will fund a Rs 25-crore climate change research and adaptation project in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Under the project, ClimaAdapt, selected farmers in the two States will be taught methods to mitigate the effects of climate change on agriculture.

While WALAMTARI (Water and Land Management Training and Research Institute) will oversee the project in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu Agriculture University will supervise the project in Tamil Nadu. The other four partners in the consortium set up for the purpose are International Water Management Institute, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Bioforsk and WRO.

“The four-year project beginning this year would cover the farmers in the Krishna basin and Cauvery basin in Tamil Nadu. We are aiming at developing methodologies for enhancing selected adaption measures and policy inputs that can be integrated into climate change mitigation policies of the States,” Udaya Sekhar Nagothu, Project Director of the Norwegian institute Bioforsk, said.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated August 18, 2012)
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