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South India’s farmers show how to profit from ecofriendly stubble disposal 

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Resource ID

17886

Access

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Postharvest management, Natural resource management

Systems

Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

Asia, India, Karnataka

Global Date

22/Nov/2019

Title

South India’s farmers show how to profit from ecofriendly stubble disposal

Keywords

Environment Friendly, Post-Harvest Mulch, Bhoosamrudhi Project, Increase farmers income, Small and marginal farmers, Holistic approaches

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Asia Program, ICRISAT Development Centre

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1829-2, 22 November 2019

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/south-indias-farmers-show-how-to-profit-from-ecofriendly-stubble-disposal/

Description

Farmers in south India are finding alternatives to residue burning not only environment-friendly but also profitable. Shredding stubble is one such alternative that 280 sugarcane farmers in Karnataka state now swear by. “I have been shredding and using the remains as post-harvest mulch. This has increased fertility, reduced costs and increased returns. I have been doing this for 18 years now and have also got other farmers to do it with similar results,” said Mr Pradeep Kumar, a farmer from Manahali village of Bidar district.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

22/Nov/2019

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