India

Floods in Sunderbans 2017

UBU and our Indian partner organisation, JGVK, work on strengthening the resilience of the civil society towards floods from cyclones and the annual monsoon rain. Flooding destroys homes and farm land belonging to the most vulnerable populations. Through awareness campaigns and workshops in villages, the locals learn how to prevent the damages. The Indian project … Continue reading

Change in project management in India
India

Change in project management in India

Our Indian project leader Badal Maharana resigned from the Resilience project in October 2016. Instead Arkadipta Banerjee took over from November 2016. He is an experienced project manager in the area and the shift in leadership has been quite smooth. The format of the monthly reports from JGVK to UBU has been improved by Arkadipta. … Continue reading

How many types of rice do you know?
India

How many types of rice do you know?

We know 25. “Rice is our main crop,” says a farmer during a focus group meeting on agriculture and irrigation on Basanti island in West Bengal, India. After being here for over a month we have met more than sixty farmers and discussed irrigation, crops, and groundwater. Groundwater tables are decreasing because of increased irrigation … Continue reading