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Helping Rein in Stray Cattle to Increase Farm Incomes

A series of initiatives, including increasing rainfed fodder production and rapid livestock pregnancy diagnosis, have been taken this monsoon in India’s Uttar Pradesh to prevent cattle from turning into pests. Fodder shortage in the rain-scarce region of Bundelkhand in the north Indian state forces farmers to let their cattle loose […]

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How Over 500 Women in South India Built Sustainable Livelihoods in Face of Drought

POWERGRID-ICRISAT project in Karnataka empowers through integrated watershed management Farm-dependent households in Ukkali now have an added source of income, thanks to the village’s enterprising women who availed of the POWER GRID-ICRISAT watershed project. Underway in the northern Karnataka village, the watershed project ‘Improving rural livelihoods through farmer-centric integrated watershed […]

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NITI AAYOG Cites ICRISAT Watershed Achievements

The NITI Aayog recently commended the impact of community best practices for watershed management, in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India. “Local community in the water scarce Parasai-Sindh region of Jhansi, #UttarPradesh increased groundwater level by 2-5 meters & made 100 acres of land cultivable by constructing check dams, farm ponds and […]


Propagating a Pigeonpea Revolution Across India

Farmers from five Indian states came together to celebrate the success of one of the world’s first pigeonpea hybrids and to exchange views on good agricultural practices to benefit from agri-technology. At a two-day ‘Cross Learning Workshop’ at ICRISAT they were joined by representatives of non-governmental organizations, State Agricultural Universities, […]

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