Low Carbon Rural development Research Project

Low Carbon Rural development Research Project with the support of Berlin Social Science Research Project, WZB –Germany

 Funding agency: Berlin Social Science Research Project, WZB –Germany

 The research project was implemented in 24 villages of Ramanagara district with the support of Berlin Social Science Research Project, Germany under the Project Head Prof. Ferdinand viedier of Berlin Social Science Research Project, Germany.

 Under this project, the second round of Socio-economic survey (income-consumption) has been piloted in Akkuru village and then has been implemented in 24 project village in July 2015. Low carbon Farming activity in Ragi is piloted in two project villages- Kempegowdana doddi and Kalluru. Time Preference experiments has also been piloted in Akkuru and then implemented in selected villages. The Project staff have been taken to Krushi mela in Nov, 2015 GKVK, Bangalore for technical exposure. The project staff has also been taken to visit organic and indigenous paddy cultivation field in Feb 2016 in Shivalli village, Mandya and discussed with the farmers over there.

 In Feb- March 2016, risk experiment trials are piloted in Akkuru village. Later implemented in selected eight sample villages in March 2016 – Nayidolle, Ganalu, Mangadahalli, Biskur, Kempegowdanadoddi, Dimbadahalli, Kalluru, Bhachenahatti. The Head of Berlin Social science center visited our project villages in Feb 2016, while the Project Head Prof. Ferdinand Viedier is also in field and interacted with the farmers. In end of March 2016, yearly technical excursion is organized to the R and D staffs to districts in north Karnataka, agricultural universities and institutes are visited along with progressive farmers’ field. First Phase of risk comparison experiments are piloted in Akkuru and then conducted in Belekere and MogenahallI village since May 2016. Second phase of Risk Comparison experiments are being conducted since 1st August 2016.