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21 Apr

Farmer Producer Organizations to improve value chains and smallholder adaptation to climate change

Farming communities in Ganjam district of Odisha state have been facing climate risks from variations in rainfall pattern, high temperature and increasing high intensity tropical cyclones. The impacts of such climate risks compounded by the pre-existing vulnerabilities make farming unstable and unviable among smallholders. Eighty percent of the people in the district depend primarily on agriculture and 88% of the farmers are smallholders. Paddy, maize, finger millet, grain legumes, sesame, groundnut and vegetables are the important crops grown in the area.

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15 Apr

Integrated Farming systems - Potential Climate Resilient Pathway for Small holders in climate risk prone regions in Assam

Building the capacity of men and women farmers on Integrated Farming System (IFS) and promoting its adoption is one of the climate resilient pathways in the RESILIENCE project. In the conventional farming, mono cropping of paddy and vegetables are largely cultivated without much integration to other allied enterprises. Hence farmers have been facing the risk in production due to the increasing climate risks, seasonal flooding and droughts.

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18 Mar

Sharing of RESILIENCE Project Learning's with policy makers and farmers at an agricultural exhibition

Odisha University of Agriculture Technology (OUAT), Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) and M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) have shared the hands-on experiences on building the resilience capacity of men and women farmers in the District level Krushi Odisha Agriculture Exhibition at Ganjam District. The programme was organised by the Department of agriculture, Govt. of Odisha, organised for four days from 15th to 19th March 2021.

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18 Jan

RESILIENCE putting emphasis on a combination of nature based and technology based solutions to improve sustainabiltiy and efficency

The key would be to increase both sustainability and resilience against future climate stresses and extremes through the technological and nature based solutions.

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15 Oct

RESILIENCE project contributing to sustainable agricultural productivity and food security

On the World Food Day, 2020, on October 16th, the RESILIENCE project marks the day highlighting the importance of food and nutrition security and its own contribution to sustainable food systems.

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11 Sep

Village Knowledge Centres help farmers benefit from government schemes in Assam

September 2020: The region of Sivasagar in the state of Assam, is a flood-hit area; most farmers here, go for Rabi cultivation after the floods end. The area needs irrigation during the Rabi season although a flood hit area, but it lacks this, making it difficult for farmers during the season. There is a population of around 1000 people and about 250 households who need the irrigation facility.

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11 Sep

When Assam floods brought pests, scientists & farmers were ready

September 2020: If there is one thing certain about Assam every year, it is the annual flood and the widespread devastation caused by it. This disaster has become an annual calamity and every time lives are lost, millions of people get displaced, villages, crops, and infrastructures get destroyed.

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30 May

“Any detail is a call away” say farmers of Golaghat district, Assam MSSRF ICT support provides more ‘Resilience’ in lockdown

May 28, 2020: During the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown, farmers moved to using ICT as a method to obtain useful information about issues related to farming. While phones provide information on various topics, there are areas where farmers need expert guidance. Considering the value of accurate information for farmers, MSSRF held a series of ICT-based programs on key issues including pest / disease infestation, market and weather.

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29 Apr

CoVid 19 - Rapid assessment of Odisha and Assam

The biotic and abiotic risk in farming is quite high in the study areas of both Assam (Sibsagar and Golaghat district ) and Odisha  

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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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