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Dairying unproductive in harsh landscapes? Not anymore 

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Resource ID

18492

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Diversification, Postharvest management, Natural resource management

Systems

Livelihood Systems

Locations

Asia, India, Uttar Pradesh

Global Date

19/Jun/2020

Title

Dairying unproductive in harsh landscapes? Not anymore

Keywords

Agribuzz, Dairying, Drought-prone region, Fodder production, Increase in milk production, Uttar Pradesh, Anna Pratha, Socio-economic practices, Bundelkhand, NDDB, KVK, AESA, Sex sorted semen, Insemination, BISLD, Fodder supply, Doubling Farmers’ Income, ICAR-IGFRI, NGOs

Language

English

ICRISAT Research Programs

ICRISAT Development Center

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Asia Program, ICRISAT Development Centre

Story Partners

BISLID, ICAR-IGFRI, KVKs, NGOs

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1859-2, 19 June 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/dairying-unproductive-in-harsh-landscapes-not-anymore/

Description

A consortium led by ICRISAT implemented a slew of measures over two years to improve dairying in a drought-prone north Indian region, which has resulted in a 95% birthrate of female calves, high efficiency early pregnancy detection, improved green fodder production and a 1-3 liters increase in milk production. Dairying in Bundelkhand region of India’s Uttar Pradesh has not progressed to the extent it has in other regions of the state and across other states of India. It remains constrained due to presence of low yielding non-descript cattle, low milk yield, less breedable population, scarcity of water, lack of green fodder, dominance of middle men in marketing and poor scientific knowledge. Another reason is Anna Pratha, a worrying socio-economic practice of cattle abandonment.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

19/Jun/2020

SDG

01-No_Poverty, 02-Zero_Hunger, 07-Affordable_and_Clean_Energy, 08-Decent_Work_and_Economic_Growth, 09-Industry_Innovation_and_Infrastructure, 11-Sustainable_Cities_and_Communities, 12-Responsible_Consumption_and_Production, 13-Climate_Action, 17-Partnerships_For_The_Goals

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