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Millet based mixed farming – Coping with weather extremities

By reviving millet farming systems, the tribal households in Odisha have reduced their vulnerability to climate change. The millet based mixed farming has also helped in addressing the problem of...

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Intensification of finger millet production – An agro-ecological innovation

  Crop production is vulnerable to various abiotic and biotic stresses that are made more adverse by climate change factors. Improved agronomic practices and cultivation of stress tolerant varieties can...

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System of Crop Intensification – Promoting a profitable crop sequence of finger millet and chickpea

In distressed situations of drought and floods, tribal farmers of western ghats in Maharashtra adopted system of crop intensification (SCI), an agro-ecological method to create enabling conditions for the plant...

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Millets and Markets – Need for networking and integration

There is a growing interest in reviving millets in the country owing to their ability to survive in changing climatic conditions while providing high nutrition and better health. A number...

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Pastoral Parliament: A platform to be heard and seen

In India, pastoralists have long struggled to make their voices heard. Cultural and religious differences have exacerbated this situation. But a new initiative is allowing them to assert their identity,...

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Sustaining farm ecology and economy by integrating livestock

Making the most of the natural ecological processes, often results in sustainability. Simple practices like integrating livestock and farming, makes both activities beneficial. Benefits are in terms of increased production,...

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Local practices conserve livestock breeds

There is an alarming loss of local breeds of livestock for various reasons. Yet, there are many champions in local communities depending on livestock, who are conserving local breeds and...

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Pashu Sakhi – An alternative livestock extension approach

With access to knowledge and inputs, the goat rearers of Gondia district in Maharashtra are able to make a decent livelihood with goat rearing. A community based alternative extension system...

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