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Sustainability through diversified farming

Amandeep Singh  and Gurpreet Kour Diversified farming not only generates multiple returns but also keeps the costs low, when integrated. Sukhjeet shows that integrated farming not only provides food and...

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Diverse farming – Need of the hour for small farmers

M.N.Kulkarni and Suresh T.  Effects of climate change is making the lives of small and marginal farmers more difficult.  Livelihoods of the small and marginal farmers are at a greater...

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Inch of land with bunch of enterprises

Anithakumari.P, Merin Babu and Indhuja.S Small is beautiful and productive when it is diversified and nurtured to meet the nutritional and economic needs of the family.  Small holdings challenge the...

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The saga of sustainable Wadi

Ganga Ankad  Key factor for successful farming is the integration of several enterprises. When integrated applying the principles of recycling, even a small piece of land can produce enough to...

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Mushroom enterprise – A collective effort towards empowerment

S. Maurya, P. R. Kumar, R. S. Pan, A. K. Singh, Bikash Das and B. P. Bhatt This is a story of transformation of a tribal community from life of...

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Backyard Poultry – A success story of a tribal start-up

Kanna K. Siripurapu, Aneetha Kanukolanu, Sabyasachi Das and Chandrasekhar Nemani Backyard poultry with native breeds is easy to manage, less risky and can generate better incomes, for the poor households....

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Group enterprises – A way to enhance small farmer livelihoods

Mallesh.H.R and Parthasarathy.T Maize is a popular crop among farmers, especially small holders in Karnataka. By coming together as a group, the maize growers in Chikkayemmiganuru village established a collective...

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Editorial

Smallholders, the food providers of the nation, are becoming increasingly vulnerable to a series of challenges like the changing climate, markets, finance, input availability etc.  These challenges have made crop...

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