Although there is increasing scholarly work to explore gendered impacts of climate change adaptation policies, few studies are grounded in the lived experiences of poor women farmers. This chapter adds to scholarly research to understand local gendered impacts of climate change adaptation policies by foregrounding the voices of Dalit women farmers from low-income households in a semi-arid region in south India. A collaborative culture-centered approach of dialogue shows that the dominant narratives of technology fixes to adapt to climate change impacts negatively affect the adaptation strategies these women farmers already practice. This chapter suggests that local gendered practices and processes of adaptation to climate change provide a vital alternative narrative to the technology-driven adaptation literature that paradoxically reifies the hegemony of technological determinism at the heart of climate change processes.