Exposure Visit of Government Partners to Climate Smart Villages in India

CEAPRED, in partnership with ICIMOD  has been piloting Climate Smart Village (CSV) concept since July 2014 in Kavre district of Nepal. CSV is implemented in coordination with the respective government line agencies and stakeholders.  Similar concept has been implemented in different sites of India  including Vaishali and  Pusha of Bihar. In order to learn from the experience of CSV in India, CEAPRED and ICIMOD jointly organized an exposure visit of the government partner agencies to CSV sites in Vaishali, Pusha and Delhi on 30 March – 04 April 2015. The representatives from DDC Kavre, DADO Kavre, DSCO Kavre, DFO Kavre, WDO Kavre,  MOAD, DOA, CEAPRED and ICIMOD participated in the visit. The participants observed the  CSV activities carried out at the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA), PUSHA and Vaishali. BISA, CCAFS, IARI, RAU, CIMMYT have been jointly conducting station based as well as on-farm action research  on the CVS concept.  While returning, the team also visited the IWMI site at IARI-Pusha, Newdelhi and observed different research activities on Climate Smart Agriculture. The relevant learning from the visit will be incorporated in the  implementation of CSV in Kavre.