Agricultural Study Materials

Coping options for farmers- How can we solve farmers problems – How can we protect farming – what is the best farming method – what do framers need most- what is Integrated Farming System – what is Enlarging the Food Basket- what is Neem, Mulberry & Cowpea- what is Straw Thatching

Access to information

•Progressive Farmers

•ATMA extension functionaries – Block Technology Manager, SMS, farmer friend, Farm School

•Trained input dealers

•Agri Clinics and Agribusiness Centers

•KVK

•Agricultural Research Stations

•Agricultural Universities

•ICAR Organisations

•Kissan Call Centers (Toll free no.1551 or 1800 – 180 – 1551)

•Concerned NGOs

•Agribusiness Companies

•Radio, TV, Agricultural Magzines, Community Radio, Newspapers, Agricultural Websites etc.

Integrated Farming System

•Increased share of non-agricultural activities E.g: Type of Integrated Farming Systems Agriculture +vegetable cultivationAgriculture + animal husbandry

Enlarging the Food Basket

•Diversifying the livelihood sources.

•Changing cropping patterns.

•Increased traditional coping strategies.

•Change to a mixed cropping pattern.E.g: Crop Mixture-Nutri Millets, Pulses and OilseedEnlarging the Food Basket

•Diversifying the livelihood sources.

•Changing cropping patterns.

•Increased traditional coping strategies.

•Change to a mixed cropping pattern.E.g: Crop Mixture-Nutri Millets, Pulses and Oilseed

Neem, Mulberry & Cowpea

•Planting more drought tolerant crops and in-creased agro-forestry practices.

•Agro-forestry systems to provide more sta-ble incomes during years of extreme weather events.

Mango, Pumpkin, maize mixed cropping

Mixed farming/Multi level farming

Farm Pond

Lucerne & Sunhemp for green manuring & fodder

Vegetative Barriers

Contour trenching for runoff collec-tion

Conventional Raised Bed Planting

•20-25% Saving in irrigation water

Straw Thatching

•Protecting young seedlings against cold by cov-ering with straw thatching.

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