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Agroecological Value Chains – March 2018 – Issue 20.1

While majority of family farmers produce food primarily for home consumption, yet they struggle to market the little surpluses that they have. There aren’t any niche markets for agroecological produce....

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Collective Marketing – One step towards adding value

A small practice like grading and sorting at the farm level has resulted in farmers reaping rich benefits in Uttarakashi district. Besides value addition, collectivisation efforts  further enhanced the bargaining...

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Innovative value chains ensures sustainable livelihoods

By organizing themselves into a Farmer Producer Company, the farmers in Koraput district in Odisha are handling processing, value addition and collective marketing of horticulture produce. With enhanced capacities in...

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Agriculture – a life of inter-connectedness

Strongly believing in diversity, around 5000 farmers in Kerala have been preserving and nurturing seed diversity, over years. Exchanging and conserving not only seeds but also knowledge associated with it...

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Traditional cuisine – The last link in enhancing the value chain

Nahari is an initiative connoting tribal women led traditional indigenous food sales corner set up successfully by BAIF in villages of South Gujarat. The concept of community owned and operated...

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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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