For the mountain-dwelling communities of Uttarakhand, India, severe climate change impacts are not some distant threat. They’re already here. Hill agriculture, which was always marginal, is less sustainable than ever, and the state finds itself grappling with high rates of out-migration.
In the final episode of this three-part series, we discover that the region is at a crossroads of sorts. Will the farming crisis in the hills be solved with technology and modern advances? Or will it be the indigenous seeds of old that safeguard vulnerable communities against a new and unfamiliar climate?
This report was produced with the support of the Earth Journalism Network.