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Transforming Livelihood of Tribal Farmers in Odisha through Integrated Water Resource Management

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Transforming Livelihood of Tribal Farmers in Odisha through Integrated Water Resource Management  Birjaberna, in Sundargarh district of Odisha is a tribal dominated village. In spite of 1400 mm annual rainfall and existence of Ghurlijore minor irrigation project, the village was deprived of assured irrigation facility. The reasons of non-assured irrigation facility were poor canal water supply and lack of other irrigation sources in the village.

Higher Profit from Exotic Vegetables Cultivation

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Shri Ramesh Verma, a farmer at Kasimpur Biruha, Lucknow is a very innovative and enthusiastic farmer having marginal land holding (0.506 ha). He has successfully introduced the cultivation of exotic vegetables in Lucknow district. Earlier, he was farming with his father and cultivated only rice and wheat with some vegetables like, cabbage, cauliflower, tomato, potato and banana. This farming practice provided good returns only to meet out the family expenses. Shri Verma a keen observer and innovative by nature, tried to grow new crops. He visited KVK, ICAR-IISR, Lucknow.

Horticulture-based Integrated Farming System and Nursery Rising: Way of Farmers’ Prosperity and Employment for Youth in Kashmir

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Baramulla, largest district in the entire Kashmir valley, was a largest apple producer district of the country in 2012-13. The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Baramulla assessed need to train farmers in modern agricultural technologies to enable them to carryout farming as more economically viable and employment generating enterprise. In these efforts KVK, trained the farmers and rural youths in all components of Agriculture through ‘learning by doing’ methods. The focus was more on practical rather than theory alone.

KVK, Kozhikode Promotes Organic Mushroom Production from Banana Residue

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Shri. Sathees Kumar, a studio person of KakkoorPanchayat, Kozhikode district, Kerala turned into a successful small scale entrepreneur and owner of “M/S GOVIND MUSHROOM” by practicing innovative mushroom farming usingbanana pseudo stem, petiole and areca nut husk for mushroom bed preparation. His venture started after trainings and exposure trips to KVKs and spawn procurement from ICAR-KVK, Kozhikode. Subsequently he was equipped with his own spawn production unit.

Aquaculture technology transforms livelihood of tribals

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Aquaculture technology transforms livelihood of tribals In 2009, Adivasipara Village, Hathkhola (Bali Village No. 9) of Gosaba Block in South 24 Paraganas, West Bengal faced a deadly cyclonic storm called ‘Aila’ which washed away almost the entire island. Intrusion of salt water spoiled freshwater ponds and irrigation channels including their biodiversity. Since then availability of food and livelihood options were the major constraints for the inhabitants of the Island.

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.

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