WOTR's article "Plasticulture: Should we continue with it?" featured in Terra Green, August 2018 issue

Plasticulture is the application of plastics in agricultural cultivation and is fast becoming the most sought-after technique to augment farm yields and farm income. But, there is also a flip side as dangerous toxins released from the polyethylene film can remain in the soil for centuries leading to intense plastic pollution in the agricultural domain.

WOTR felicitated by Shri. Devendra Fadnavis for its role as Knowledge Partner in ‘Satyameva Jayate Water Cup 2018’

Crispino Lobo, Co-founder and Managing Trustee of Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) and Sandip Jadhav, Director, were felicitated by Shri. Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra on 12 August 2018 at ‘Satyamev Jayate Water Cup 2018 Award Ceremony’ in Pune. They received the honor on behalf of WOTR.


Nations around the world have recognized that the adverse effects of climate variations and change have a significant bearing on the food, water and livelihood security of millions of people. Greatest risks persist in economically less developed countries, where people’s lives and livelihoods are highly vulnerable to stressors such as erratic rainfall, droughts, floods or cyclones.

Combating desertification through participatory natural resource management

WOTR's path-breaking work in combating desertification and land degradation, is now brought out by Tudor Rose in association with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).  Arjuna Srinidhi and Marcella D'Souza write about our work in the semi-arid regions of central India in the new international publication 'A Better World'.  In recognition of its efforts over the past 2