RESILIENCE project is adopting a cluster-based approach to introduce climate smart agriculture (CSA) technologies. These were selected based on situation analysis and choices of experts and farmers in the project areas.
The CSA technologies are being validated through farmer community led on farm demonstrations to test their performance in terms of yield and climate adaptability. Trained farmers will monitor and help in collecting data from the field trails the next 3-4 years. CSA technologies selected include: i) climate resilient rice varieties (short duration drought tolerant and submergence tolerant) developed at NRRI, Cuttack, the Assam Agricultural University and other agencies; ii) Integrated nutrient management options including micronutrients; biofertilizers, iii) iv) IPM measures; v) line transplanting/direct seeding of rice/modified SRI; vi) Machine transplanting; and vii) agro-forestry components.
The Project Coordinator Dr. Sekhar Nagothu, Dr. Per Stålnacke and Berit Nordskog from NIBIO, Norway accompanied by other team members Dr. Roul, Director Extension and Dr.Prasannajit Mishra from OUAT, Dr. A.K. Nayak and team from NRRI, Dr.Rajkumar and team from MSSRF, and SAC members visited the project sites in Ganjam and Cuttack on the 19th and 20th August to get an exposure of the project activities and interact with farmers and women groups at the VKC in Chikrada village of Ganjam district.
Line transplanted short duration rice variety demonstration cluster, Chikrada, Ganjam dt. Community nursery, Chikrada cluster, Ganjam dt.