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Need more investment and infra to reduce distress in agri: Experts
Sakal Times | Friday, 21 April 2017 AT 11:26 AM IST
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Pune: With changing climate and stress on natural resources like water and soil, there is a need for more infrastructure and investment for better water and energy management, and to reduce the distress among farmers, opined experts.

Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR), through its newly established Centre for Resilience Studies (W-CReS), has organised a two-day conference on Climate Adaptation and Services for Water, Food and Health Security, at Hotel Four Points by Sheraton, Viman Nagar.

The conference was inaugurated in the presence of Dr B Venkateswarlu, Vice-Chancellor, Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, RB Sinha, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India, Dr RN Kulkarni, Chief General Manager, NABARD, Ravi Puranik, CEO, Hindustan Unilever Foundation, Dr Marcella D’Souza, Watershed Organisation Trust, and Crispin Lobo, Managing Trustee, WOTR, were present.

Topics being deliberated at the event include managing ground water resources, sustainable water governance, changing weather patterns, climate change and health, heat stress, etc.

The conference is being organised in collaboration with Wageningen University and Research (WUR) and with support from the European Commission (EU), Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the UK Department for International Development (DfID) and the Hindustan Unilever Foundation (HUF), with the goal of assessing existing synergies and disconnects between climate adaptation and services and enabling the formation of linkages between researchers and stakeholders.


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