Temporary changes in cropping patterns

Farming households may change cropping patterns in response to variability in rainfall, lack of water, or easy accessibility of seeds of alternative crops that require less water. Patterns change annually based on various water situations. During a stressful year, farmers are advised to grow less water intensive crops such as millet and gram.

Climate Related Risk

Increased variability of crop yields, Reduction in crop yields, Changes in precipitation, Change in water quantity, Drought, Drying trend

Form of Option


Country of Origin



Resource-dependent people (e.g. farmers, fishers, miners)


The option exists in a real setting and was not created as part of the project.

Institution / Legal Reach

Change in norms or ways of doing things