There is an urgent need to create mechanisms to empower widows in Yavatmal and Vidarbha, and give them the support they need to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward. However, such initiatives are rare. One of the few such projects for the welfare of the helpless women is run by Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) and its sister organization Sampada Trust.
We are delighted to present to you a discussion between our Senior Researcher Arjuna Srindhi and Elvira Greiner of Andheri Hilfe-Bonn, in the German magazine, Sudesian. The discussion focuses on the challenges posed by climate change, the issue of farmer suicides in India and how agriculture can be made more resilient to climate change. This interview was held in the context of the Talanoa Dialogue at COP 23 that was held in Bonn, Germany in November 2017.