India, Feb. 22 -- Awareness and training was the highest weighted dimension among the five that were used to develop the index

What is the impact of different climate-smart interventions in the farmers' fields? Do some practices benefit more than others?

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) Bhopal and Solidaridad Network have tried to find answers to these questions by developing an index for evaluating climate-smart agriculture (CSA) in India.

CSA practices aim to have a lower environmental footprint, are more resource efficient and sup p ort an increase in income and sustainable farm production . These include interventions like improved seeds, integrated nutrient management practices, crop residue manage...