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Climate Smart Solutions in Agriculture in Himachal Pradesh: Experience sharing Stakeholders Workshop and Exhibition

11 October 2023
Through presentations technology providers shared their learnings and recommendations for further upscaling of piloted innovations with farmers and government officials. © GIZ/Suhasini Huddone
Through presentations technology providers shared their learnings and recommendations for further upscaling of piloted innovations with farmers and government officials. © GIZ/Suhasini Huddone

Renewable-energy based technologies strengthen farmers’ livelihoods, create opportunities for market linkages and better remuneration, while avoiding greenhouse gases and potentially contribute to climate change adaptation. However, the challenge with these technologies lies in their adoption and scaling up.

A stakeholder workshop and exhibition of renewable energy technology solutions relevant for the apple economy in Himachal Pradesh was organized by the ‘Green Innovation Centres in Agricultural and Food Sector India – GIC’ project, in partnership with the Department of Horticulture and SELCO Foundation. Some of the renewable energy innovations piloted by the project in Himachal Pradesh include cold storage solutions for smallholder farmers, water lift pump that utilises hydro power, digital soil testing, and devices using solar energy to mitigate human-wildlife conflict.

The stakeholder meeting shared the experiences of piloting the innovations and their impact. The exhibition showcased the potential of renewable energy in the apple value chain to the farmers, government bodies, private bodies, and development organisations working in the region. The deliberations will aid in facilitating further adoption and scaling up. The exhibition will facilitate further ideas, opportunities, and partnerships in the apple landscape.

Over 500 apple farmers, including women, participated in the exhibition, to see various technologies relevant to apple farming and value addition. © GIZ/Suhasini Huddone
Over 500 apple farmers, including women, participated in the exhibition, to see various technologies relevant to apple farming and value addition. © GIZ/Suhasini Huddone

Date
October 11-12, 2023

Location
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Contact Person
Regina Sanchez Sosa y Hernandez