Agriculture

Organic farming: The food forest of Nayagarh -Satyasundar Barik

-The Hindu Among this year’s Padma Shri awardees are a father and daughter who turned a barren wasteland into a riot of trees and crops Furrowed with deep gullies, its topsoil all but gone, this degraded patch of land near Odagaon in Odisha’s Nayagarh district was once...

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How a district in Telangana is empowering small and marginal farmers -Dr. Abhilaksh Likhi

-Outlook India Khammam district in Telangana has taken the initiative to set up temporary decentralised village level camps called “Rythu Mitra Kendras”. The administration of Khammam district in Telangana has taken the innovative initiative of setting up temporary decentralised village level camps called “Rythu Mitra Kendras” during...

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Sustainable SRI and Rice Production: Learnings from an Irrigated Agriculture Management Project in Tamil Nadu -Vibhu Nayar. VK Ravichandran, BC Barah and Norman Uphoff

-Economic and Political Weekly In Tamil Nadu, the extreme variation in rainfall had reduced the availability of water to agriculture and caused the groundwater table to fall by 37%. The production of rice, an important crop, had became particularly precarious. A well-designed upscaling strategy boosted and...

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In Odisha district, scientists team up to give farmers a new future -Sampad Patnaik

-The Indian Express The farming is being supervised by top scientists from the Lucknow-based Central Institute of Medicine and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), while the roses are being monitored by scientists from National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI). Nabarangpur: In one of India’s poorest districts, a team of scientists...

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Western Odisha farmers strike gold with black rice -Mayank Bhusan Pani

-The New Indian Express Sudam Sahu, a progressive farmer from Bargarh who has been growing Kalabati Dhana from 2014, collected two varieties of black rice seeds from Nayagarh which he has preserved till now. SAMBALPUR: A group of farmers in Western Odisha is not just reaping the...

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