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Farmer Responses to Solar Irrigation in India: Agent-Based Modelling to Understand Sustainable Transitions
We applied an agent-based modeling (ABM) approach to understand farmer choices and transitions before and after solar irrigation in six districts
We carried out a rural livelihoods aspirations study in three villages in Raichur to ensure that restoration work in the region is people-centric and demand-based.
For crop diversification practices to be adopted at scale, it needs to be perceived as financially remunerative to smallholder farmers. We suggest a multifaceted approach, integrating off-farm value addition and on-farm income diversification activities.
In this research brief, we establish the economic rationale for a sustainable transition using a transition pathways approach.
We partnered with TIDE and BORDA to conduct an urban water balance exercise for the town of Chintamani in southern Karnataka. Through field surveys and hydrological modelling, we narrowed down on key problem areas and identified possible solutions that will help the town leapfrog to more sustainable water management.
WELL Labs has prepared a comprehensive view of Bengaluru’s water system, enabling better water security planning.
Water, Environment, Land and Livelihoods (WELL) Labs was formally launched on July 26, 2023, at the India International Centre in New Delhi. This document summarises the keynote lecture and the panel discussion on what it will take to deliver a future for rural India that is both ecologically secure and economically vibrant.
Given the push for investments in the water sustainability space, businesses need to be better informed about where the big problems lie so that projects can be properly planned and executed. But there’s a data gap. Our comprehensive study of three important river basins — Cauvery, Ganga and Krishna — aims to address this gap.
Through this landscape review, we take a closer look at agritech startups to identify how to secure the livelihoods of farmers while simultaneously addressing environmental concerns
We conducted a phosphorus balance study to understand the sources and sinks of phosphorus in Jakkur lake