Revitalising Rainfed Agriculture Network (RRAN) mission is to reconfigure the nature, amount and delivery of public investments for productive and resilient rainfed agriculture.

Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan, Rajendra, and Srijit Mishra. 2015. Towards measuring interventions in rainfed areas. In: Agricultural Risk Management. (Eds. J. Devi Prasad, B. Gangaiah and K. Suman Chandra). Hyderabad: PharmaMed Press/BS Publications. 274-293.
M. Chaudhury, A. Dinshaw, N. Ginoya et al. 2015. Scaling success: Lessons from adaptation pilots in the rainfed regions of India. WRI.
R. Raina, A. Ravindra, Ramachandrudu M. V., Kiran S. 2015. Reviving knowledge: India’s rainfed farming, variability and diversity. IIED.
What does it mean to ‘value variability’ in the rainfed scenario? Panel discussion on Valuing variability – new perspectives on climate resilient drylands development. 21 August 2015. 3-5.30pm. JNU, New Delhi.


The RRA Network has developed an action research programme to support advocacy with evidence and experience on the ground. A series of experiments, called 'Comprehensive Pilots', will test the nature and feasibility of support systems that can sustain integrated rainfed agriculture.

Launched across different agro-ecologies of the country, the pilots will generate integrated field experiences in soil, seeds, water, millet-based crop systems, fisheries, livestock and credit, markets and institutions. These experiences will help us develop solutions to improve rainfed livelihoods and nutrition and help farmers better mitigate risk, through a first-hand assessment of the ground situation.











Thematic areas we work on

The RRA Network has identified seven broad areas of agricultural productivity as its thematic nodes. Field experiences in these areas will help us determine specific measures for making appropriate investments in Rainfed India. Each area is being anchored by a partner organisation with years of experience in the field.

Seeds | Soils | Water | Millets | Fisheries | Livestock | Credit, markets and institutions


Livestock Service Delivery - Comparative Analysis March 2014 
Access Livelihoods Consulting India, Thematic Nodal Anchor, RRA Network 

This document explains that though there are several models of livestock services that have been experimented with and have evolved, there is only one model that addresses the exact needs of rainfed farmers, covers large as well as small ruminants, is self sustainable and free from any external grant and support.


A seminar on 'Groundwater Management in India: Issues and Challenges' 

National Law University, Delhi will be organising a seminar on ‘Groundwater Management in India: Issues and Challenges’ on April 12, 2014, in the context of a UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) project on “Climate Change and Groundwater Management: An Indian Law and Society Comparative Study” which is jointly run by NLU Delhi and the School of Law, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS).