The Governance of Climate Services:
Improving Knowledge Networks for Resilient and


Dialogue on Climate Services in Maharashtra: Strengthening Knowledge Networks for Climate Resilience 10th June, 2015, Pune, Maharashtra


The team conducted a workshop in Pune on June 10, 2015 to understand the evolving governance structure of climate services in Maharashtra and to learn how service providers translate climate knowledge to farmers. The workshop was attended by over 50 relevant stakeholders comprising a good mix of representatives from government and private sector service providers, research organizations, and NGOs.

The main purpose of this dialogue was to learn from the experiences of climate service providers, experts, and users, and understand how climate services in Maharashtra are evolving.

  1. What are some of the coordination issues between service providers and clients?
  2. What kinds of climate information are local authorities/extension workers most aware of and use actively?
  3. How do different types of farmers access weather information and related advisory services and translate knowledge into action?
  4. What are key issues in translating and transferring scientific climate knowledge to small and large farmers?
  5. What partnerships or enabling conditions are needed to reach underserved farmers?
  6. What will be the technical challenges in a climate change scenario?
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