Strengthening Bhoochetana: Sustainable Agriculture Mission for Improved Livelihoods in Karnataka (GoK-ICRISAT-BC)


Duration: 2013-2018

Location: Karnataka, India

Partners:

  1. Government of Karnataka
  2. University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur
  3. University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad
  4. University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
  5. University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkote

Summary:

Bhoochetana is a farmer participatory scaling-up approach that adopts the principles of consortium, convergence, capacity building and collective action. The projects seeks to rejuvenate the soils of Karnataka using soil health mapping as an entry point in order to unlock the potential of rainfed agriculture. The project saw increased crop productivity (20-66%) during the first year in six districts of Karnataka covering 0.2 million ha. The program expanded by leaps and bounds; by 2012 Bhoochetana had covered 4.4 million farmers over 5 million ha.

Objectives:

  1. To strengthen the Bhoochetana consortium for increasing the crops (irrigated and rain-fed) yields by 20 per cent over the first phase of Bhoochetana in five years in 30 districts of Karnataka through science-led development and new innovation systems.
  2. To strengthen the institutional mechanisms such as seed villages, village seed banks, participatory research for development (PR4D), inputs supply, agricultural machinery hiring centers, farm extension thru farm facilitators and communication systems for small and marginal farmers in the state for the DoA through capacity development, convergence, collective action, and partnerships.
  3. To assess the impact of climate change in different agro-eco regions of the state in terms of anticipated shifts in the crop growing periods, water availability, major crop yields, and evaluate adaption strategies for developing climate resilient farming systems.
  4. To document the process of consortium functioning, learning, and impact of BCMP in terms of increased crop yields, institutional development and capacity building of different stakeholders in the state.

Recent posts

 

Recent Publications

2018

Strengthening Bhoochetana: A Sustainable Agriculture Mission for Improved Livelihoods in Karnataka (Project Completion Report 2013-18). ICRISAT-IDC (2018): In: 2018. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX)
Strengthening Bhoochetana: A Sustainable Agriculture Mission for Improved Livelihoods in Karnataka (Annual Report 2017-18). ICRISAT-IDC (2018): In: 2018. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX)

2017

Transforming Rural Livelihoods through Mission Bhoochetana (CTB). IDC-ICRISAT (2017): 2017. (Type: Booklet | Links | BibTeX)

2016

Strengthening Bhoochetana: A Sustainable Agriculture Mission for Improved Livelihoods in Karnataka (Annual Report 2015-16). ICRISAT (2016): In: 2016. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX)
Soil mapping and variety-based entry-point interventions for strengthening agriculture-based livelihoods – exemplar case of ‘Bhoochetana’ in India. Girish Chander, Suhas P.Wani, Kamma Krishnappa, Kanwar Lal Sahrawat, Gazula Pardhasaradhi and Lingraj Shivappa Jangawad (2016): In: SOIL AND WATER MANAGEMENT, 110 (9), pp. 9, Current Science, 2016. (Type: Incollection | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

2015

Bhoochetana - A Compendium of Success Stories (Research Report IDC-3). SP Wani, KH Anantha, R Sudi, K Krishnappa and BK Dharmarajan (Ed.) (2015): In: SP Wani, KH Anantha, R Sudi, K Krishnappa and BK Dharmarajan (Ed.): 2015. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX)
Improving rural livelihoods through innovative scaling-up of science-led participatory research for development (Annual Report 2014-15). ICRISAT (2015): In: 2015. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX)
Strengthening bhoochetana: A sustainable agriculture mission for improved livelihoods in Karnataka. ICRISAT (2015): In: 2015. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX)

2014

Strengthening bhoochetana a sustainable agriculture mission for improved livelihoods in Karnataka. ICRISAT (2014): In: 2014. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX)

2013

Mission project on rainfed agriculture: Bridging yield gaps through science-led interventions for sustainable use of natural resources in Karnataka. ICRISAT (2013): In: 2013. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX)
Bhoochetana: Bridging yield gaps with science-led interventions in Andhra Pradesh. SP Wani (2013): International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India, 2013. (Type: Technical Manual | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
Bhoochetana: Mission to enhance productivity of rainfed crops in Karnataka (Revised). SP Wani (2013): International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India, 2013. (Type: Technical Manual | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
Bhoochetana: Building resilience and livelihoods through integrated watershed management. Resilient Dryland Systems Report No. 62.. SP Wani, KV Sarvesh, KL Sahrawat, K Krishnappa, BK Dharmarajan, KV Raju, K Mukherjee and WD Dar (2013): International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India, (Research Report No. 62), 2013. (Type: Technical Report | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
Bhoochetana: Innovative institutional partnerships to boost productivity of rainfed agriculture in Karnataka, India (Research Report No. 59). KV Raju, SP Wani and KH Anantha (2013): International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, (304-13), 2013. (Type: Technical Report | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
Bhoochetana: Process documentation - A program that helped farmers come out of low productivity and poor economic status. SP Wani, S Khanwalkar, K Krishnappa, KV Raju and KV Sarvesh (2013): International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India, 2013. (Type: Technical Manual | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

2012

Mission project on rainfed agriculture: Bridging yield gaps through science-led interventions for sustainable use of natural resources in Karnataka. ICRISAT (2012): In: 2012. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX)
Bhoochetana: Mission to boost productivity of rainfed agriculture through science-led interventions in Karnatak. SP Wani (2012): International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh India, 2012. (Type: Book | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

2011

Mission project on rainfed agriculture: Bridging yield gaps through science-led interventions for sustainable use of natural resources in Karnataka. ICRISAT (2011): In: 2011. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX)

2010

Mission project on rainfed agriculture: Bridging yield gaps through science-led interventions for sustainable use of natural resources in Karnataka. ICRISAT (2010): In: 2010. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX)