Local community institutions driving natural resource and livelihood security in Agriculture
With a GDP growth rate of 7.6% in 2015-16, India is said to be the world’s fastest growing major economy. However, the paradox of India’s growth story is that this economic prosperity has come at the cost of social inequalities and an unsustainable use of the environment. India ranks a low 135 among 187 countries on the Human Development Index, with 58% of the population lacking means to meet essential needs. According to the Global Footprint Network, India’s ecological footprint exceeded its capacity by 160 % in 2012. In addition, India’s development faces a very real risk of being impacted by climate change. India stands 18th in the world on the Climate Risk Index with a score of 38.50 (Kreft & Eckstein, 2013), indicating a high level of exposure and vulnerability to extreme events.
Policy Shifts for implementing SDGs in India.
International Conference on "Inequality in A Rising Asia: Environment, History and Society
Development Alternatives is pleased to announce the 13th trialogue 2047 on Youth for SDGs - How youth action can generate momentum for SDG implementation? in partnership with VSO-India, on 5th December 2015 from 2:30 to 5:30 PM at India Habitat Centre (Juniper Hall, India Habitat Centre, Gate no. 1, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003). This trailogue2047 is being specially organised on occasion of International Volunteer Day held every year on December 5th!
The agriculture systems in India have twofold responsibility. It must ensure adequate nutritious food for all citizens, now and in the future; at the same time, agriculture sector must cater to the economic needs of 60 per cent of the population, who directly depend on this sector for their livelihoods (Arjun, 2013).
Bridging the digital divide Technology Innovations for community Radio.