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Integrated Farming Makes Marginal Farmer a Role Model in Kashmir Valley

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Integrated Farming Makes Marginal Farmer a Role Model in Kashmir ValleyShri Gowhar Ahmad Ganie,28, is a marginal farmer of village Bogund, situated at about 2 Kms from Kulgam in the south Kashmir. Total cultivable land available with the family is only 0.35 ha. They used to grow conventional crops like rice in kharif and brown sarson in rabi season.

Integrated Organic Farming System Improves Income and Livelihood Security in Sikkim

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Integrated Organic Farming System Improves Income and Livelihood Security in SikkimShri Nim Tshering Lepcha, resident of Lower Nandok under 26 Naitam-Nandok GPU, East Sikkim had been practicing traditional agriculture in his 2 ha land as the only means of livelihood. Despite hard labour, the farm productivity was low and income was not satisfactory.

Zero Tillage Pea Enhanced Income of Farmers in Meghalaya

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Harvesting of Pea under Zero Tillage CultivationThe Nongthymmai village in Ribhoi district of Meghalaya under the subtropical hill agro-climatic zone is a climatically vulnerable area mostly affected by acute scarcity of water during rabi season. The main occupation of the population rests on agriculture and allied activities. Majority of the farmers grow rice, maize, soybean, tomato, brinjal, ginger and turmeric etc. but with a low cropping intensity of about 110-120%.

Eco-friendly Technologies Enhanced Profits in Rice Production in Kuttanad

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Eeco-friendly Technologies Enhanced Profits in Rice Production in Kuttanad Kuttanad, the major rice grainary of Kerala is one of the few regions of the world that produces rice at below mean sea level. It forms a unique ecologically fragile bio-geographical unit that is located mostly in Alappuzha district.

Tamarind processing and marketing- Option for livelihood improvement

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The Bastar region is endowed with plenty of non timber forest produce. Tribal farmers collect and trade it mostly in raw form. Primary processing and value addition activities have potential of improving livelihood. Its collective marketing and little primary processing can significantly improve family income.

Enhancing Rural Livelihood through Ornamental Fish Culture

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Ornamenat fish being harvestedThe demand for ornamental fish is increasing in the national and international markets due to aesthetic pleasure and the belief that it brings luck, helps ease stress and other factors. The number of people involved in ornamental fish rearing is increasing day by the day in the region. For many it is hobby, while others have taken up ornamental fish culture for aesthetic factors and financial gains.

Homestead Farming Enhanced Income and Conservation of Agro-biodiversity in Tripura

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Homestead Farming Enhanced Income and Conservation of Agro-biodiversity in Tripura Only two years ago, Sri Narayan Shukla Das, 45, of village of Mogpuskarini (South Tripura) was at the lowest point of his life. His income as a Rickshaw Puller was irregular and insufficient. Now, however, Narayan’s life has changed dramatically.

Early Breeding of Indian Major Carps under CIFABROOD Demonstration Trial

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Indian Major Carps (IMC) are bred during June-August in farmers’ ponds in Odisha. Mainly due to late maturation of broods and traditionally believed that survival of early bred spawn is very poor. Mr.

Farmer Friendly Fruit Fly Trap Developed

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Good news for mango exporters

Mango, the king of fruits, has a great export potential due to exquisite taste and flavor. Our country ranks first in area and production of Mango with 2.31 million ha and 12.75 MT, respectively. But infestation with oriental Fruit Fly (Bactocera dorsalis) has been a major impediment to mango export. It accounts for about 27 percent of the harvesting loss.

Backyard Poultry Farming of Vanaraja Breed: A Less Capital Enterprise

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Backyard Poultry Farming of Vanaraja Breed: A Less Capital EnterpriseThe population of Lower Dibang Valley District, Arunachal Pradesh is predominantly tribal in nature. Due to their non-vegetarian dietary pattern there is a good demand for meat and egg in the region. But the production in the region is poor due to traditional method of rearing livestock.

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