23 November 2011, Guthi, India - A Farmer Water School (FWS) convening. The FWS approach helps prepare farmers to take charge of managing their ground water. FWS is an adaptation of the Farmer Field School (FFS) and follows the non-formal and participative approach for information sharing and promotes group learning, improves the skills and capacities of farmers and shares knowledge amongst the farmers.
FAO Project: GCP/IND/181/GFF - Reversing Environmental Degradation and Rural Poverty through Adaptation to Climate Change in Drought Stricken Areas in South India: A Hydrological Unit Pilot Project Approach - MSP. The Goal of the project: Enabling the resource poor farming communities to practice sustainable land and water management for optimizing livelihoods and improving food and income security in the Deccan plateau region of southern India; The specific objective: Capacity building of farmers groups, farmers networks, farmers federation, participating NGOs and other development actors in Sustainable land and eco-system management for improved livelihoods.