Sustainable Livelihoods And Adaptation To Climate Change (slacc)

The project is jointly initiated by the Union Ministry of Rural Development and the World Bank under National rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) to improve adaptive capacity of the rural poor, to climate variability and change affecting farm based livelihoods, through community based interventions.
  • SLACC targets to create a cadre of over 200 certified ‘climate-smart’ community resource persons in villages, who will help the rural population, cope with the impact of climate change.
  • The training programme of SLACC has been launched to help Rural Poor Farm-based Households adapt to Climate Change and sustain their livelihoods.
  • The course throws light on climate change, variability, interventions that can help in improving the crop productivity, information on the weather advisory services and alternate livelihood activities for climate resilience.
  • This course is being offered by the Centre for Natural Resource Management of National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR), which is also the Lead Technical Support Agency for the SLACC project.
  • The SLACC project is funded by the Special Climate Change Fund, which was set up under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to finance global projects relating to adaptation, technology transfer and capacity building, among other areas.
  • The SLACC project is being implemented in convergence with the Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) and other Centrally-sponsored schemes.
  • Total 638 drought and flood-prone villages of Madhya Pradesh and Bihar are being covered on pilot basis under this first of its kind initiative. It will be scaled up nationwide in due course.

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