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23 Apr

Odisha farmers effectively used Mobile Phone to access necessary information and advisories during COVID 19 Lockdown period

The use of mobile phones by the farmers to access the necessary information and knowledge services to strengthen their livelihoods are increasing. It supports the farmers to access timely agro-advisories, market and weather-related information etc,. from the experts and government officials. During this lockdown period, maintaining physical distance is one of the key strategies practised to contain the disease.

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07 Jan

Farmer led field demonstrations initiated in several RESILIENCE project sites

Preparations have been completed for the second round of demonstrations of farmer led climate smart rice-based technologies (climate resilient rice varieties, tolerant to flood and drought, SRI method, direct seeding, mechanization etc) in Assam and Odisha project sites undertaken by AAU, OUAT, IWMI, NRRI, MSSRF and NIBIO teams. The emphasis will be on sustainable intensification, need based inputs (fertilizer, water) and reducing the use of chemicals for controlling pest and disease by promoting IPM.

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28 Dec

Workshop on Integration of Stakeholders for Promoting Climate-Smart Technologies through Digital Agriculture

ICAR -NRRI and M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) jointly organised a day  workshop on  “Integration of Stakeholders for Promoting Climate-Smart Technologies through Digital Agriculture” on 23rd December 2019 at NRRI, Cuttack.  Dr.A K Nayak, Principal Scientist & HOD, CCAR – NRRI delivered the welcome address and highlighted the Resilience project interventions and the role of digital agriculture to build the capacity of the farmers. Dr. H.

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21 Nov

RESILIENCE project completed one year – All partners annual review meeting was hosted by OUAT and NRRI from 13-15th November in Odisha

The Resilience project partners and stakeholders participated in the annual review meeting and field exposure visits to Tangi block (Cuttack district, Odisha state) on the 14th November, to observe the different farmer community-led on farm demonstration of selected climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) interventions. Row planting of rice seedlings was one of the practices introduced along with short duration rice varieties by NRRI in the village Abhayapur.

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