CTRAN Consulting, OUAT to develop projects on climate resilience in agriculture


Bhubaneswar: CTRAN Consulting Ltd on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding with Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) to develop project proposals on climate resilience in agriculture and allied sector.

CTRAN Consulting has successfully developed climate finance proposals for green climate fund proposals for Odisha, India and Afghanistan.

It has also developed climate finance proposals in several Indian states. With the expertise of both the parties, the need-based proposals can be developed to deal with the wide range of climate change issues.

CTRAN through this partnership will extend its supportive hand in the development of project concept notes and proposals for climate change financing, said an official.

It would also help in development and implementation of different projects in the areas of climate change adaptation and mitigation in agriculture and allied sector.

It will also support for incubation centre for analytics and co-working for scaled up market connect in climate change related work including support to the student research projects of OUAT.

“Hopefully the association of both the parties’ academic institutions like OUAT and consulting organization –CTRAN together will help to tackle the climate change related issues in terms of resource mobilization, knowledge sharing and learning and in building the capacity of  students and stakeholders associated with agriculture research, training and extension,” the official said.

Odisha is having an agrarian economy with around sixty-two per cent of the population dependent on agriculture. The contribution of the sector to GSDP is 19.91 % in 2016-17 at the current price.

With almost 60 per cent of land under rainfed with rice as the main crop, the agriculture sector is particularly vulnerable to the vagaries of climate change. Thus it is increasingly realized that concerted efforts at all levels are needed to combat the damage to make our agriculture and allied sectors climate resilient, profitable and sustainable.