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Newborn calf holds out hope for Bundelkhand’s cattle 

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Resource ID

17917

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Diversification, Natural resource management

Systems

Farming Systems, Crops and Livestock Systems

Locations

Asia, India, Uttar Pradesh

Global Date

13/Dec/2019

Title

Newborn calf holds out hope for Bundelkhand’s cattle

Keywords

Doubling farmers, Livestock, Extended droughts, Fodder, Water shortage, Annapratha, Sustainable Livelihoods

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Asia Program, ICRISAT Development Centre

Story Partners

BISLD, ICAR-IGFRI, ICAR-CAFRI, BUAT, Bharat Agriculture, Lakshya Seva Samiti, Gram Unnati, Samarpan Jan Kalyan Samiti, Samarth Foundation, Gram Unmesh Sansthan, Gramin Vikas Kendra, Upman Mahila Samsthan.

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1832-2, 13 December 2019

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/newborn-calf-holds-out-hope-for-bundelkhands-cattle/

Description

A female calf birthed recently in a north Indian village, following sexed sorted insemination, could herald the end of rampant abandoning of livestock in the region, thereby increasing farmers’ returns. The calf, born in Nathupura village of Mahoba district in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh state, is a result of insemination with sexed sorted semen which has a probability of yielding 90% female births. Extended droughts, fodder and water shortage force farmers in Bundelkhand to abstain from rainfed agriculture and let livestock loose to freely graze in summer. The practice is called ‘annapratha’. The grazing continues well into kharif (monsoon) season and is blamed for extensive crop damage.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

13/Dec/2019

SDG

01-No_Poverty, 02-Zero_Hunger

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