Remote Sensing for Agriculture Resilience (R-SAR) – India Chapter

Duration: 2018-2021

Location: Uttar Pradesh & Karnataka, India


  1. Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
  2. NGOs & SHGs


The project aims to increase the adoption of insurance solutions and risk management measures by India’s smallholder farmers for increased resilience to climate related risks, through the use of advanced remote sensing technology, science-led advisories and collective action.

The additional component of the India chapter will contribute to the following three of the four outcomes of RIICE III:

  1. Smallholder farmers are covered by RIICE-supported climate risk mitigation and transfer solutions.
  2. Institutions in the target area offer demand-oriented, effective and efficient SAR-supported insurance solutions to farmers and their collectives.
  3. Governments and other stakeholders use the remote sensing-assisted crop information and advisory system for climate smart agriculture and climate risk management policies, strategies, and action plans to strengthen farmer resilience and to transfer risks to the insurance sector.

The specific objectives are:

  • Capacity strengthening of Farmer collectives (FPOs and Farmer collectives) as knowledge delivery entities (Karnataka and Bundelkhand geographies of the project area);
  • Facilitate for Design and Development of innovative Meso-level insurance products; and
  • Supporting the project team in Policy advocacy for mainstreaming remote sensing-based risk assessment.

Recent Publications


Remote Sensing for Agriculture Resilience (R-SAR) – India Chapter (Project report 2019 – 2020). IDC-ICRISAT (2020): In: 2020. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX)