Six years ago, Lata Devi from Manar village in Lohaghat, Champawat, was clueless about climate-smart interventions. With the entry of BAIF into her village, she shifted to protective cultivation in low-cost bamboo polyhouse. She was trained in nursery raising and spacing of crops inside the polyhouse which enabled her to take up production thrice a year. She adopted roof
top rainwater harvesting and gravity drip irrigation. The shift from local cultivars to high value vegetables such as capsicum, tomato, cabbage and cucumber fetched an attractive price at the local market in July-August when similar produce from plain areas were still not available in the markets. A certain quantity of the produce is kept aside for consumption by the family. The average Income/year/family owning one animal and one poly house of 60 m2 has been INR 30,000 from protective cultivation and INR 50,000 from milk production. Additional Income is also generated through nursery raising activity. Sustainable livelihood is now a reality.