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Supporting Chilli Farmers to Cope with COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: A Case from the Tribal areas of Palghar, Maharashtra

While forming farmers’ collectives to promote the most relevant technologies and to engage in collective marketing are important, farmers do need immediate support for marketing their produce during pandemics and disasters. Providing such support is critical to ensure sustainability of such initiatives, and is also a moral responsibility for change […]

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Training the Present to Feed The Future in Nine Countries Edit

Twenty-five agriculture extension officers and trainers from nine African and Asian countries learnt about the latest in agriculture practices, agribusiness, food safety and Smart Food during the recently concluded 42nd Feed the Future India Triangular Training program (FTFITT). Following multiple sessions covering about 36 topics over two weeks, the participants […]

Participants of the Feed the Future India Triangular Training Program at Adarsha Watershed in Kothapally. Photo: ICRISAT

Homegrown Technologies Help Farmers Boost Yields and Incomes

The means to help farmers improve their livelihoods are not developed in offices and laboratories alone, but rather on the fields with indigenous innovative ideas and implements, as was demonstrated during a recent Farmers’ Field Day in Manhalli village, Bidar district, Karnataka. Project Bhoosamruddhi conducted a field visit to update […]

Farmer Bhimrao Mulgi (holding trays) interacts with the visitors. Photo: S Punna, ICRISAT

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CSR initiative to improve rural wastewater management – RECL sets up wastewater treatment plant in Wanaparthy

The Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (RECL) in Hyderabad, has supported the ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics)-led consortium to develop “Model Sites of Learning” in Wanaparthy district of Telangana State with the aim of sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and improving livelihoods of the rural poor in vulnerable […]


Newborn Calf Holds Out Hope for Bundelkhand’s Cattle

A female calf birthed recently in a north Indian village, following sexed sorted insemination, could herald the end of rampant abandoning of livestock in the region, thereby increasing farmers’ returns. The calf, born in Nathupura village of Mahoba district in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh state, is a result […]

Farmer Malti Pateria with the young calf. Photo: BISLD.