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Drought-prone landscape turns green (Farm ponds, revived soils and improved crop varieties lead to a more productive rural Odisha) 

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Resource ID

18534

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Natural resource management, Water management

Systems

Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

Asia, India, Odisha

Global Date

31/Jul/2020

Title

Drought-prone landscape turns green (Farm ponds, revived soils and improved crop varieties lead to a more productive rural Odisha)

Keywords

Drought-prone, Green farm ponds, Soil fertility, Improved crop varieties, Rural Odisha,Power Grid Corporation of India Limite, Kalahandi, On-field Interventions

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Asia Program, ICRISAT Development Centre

Story Partners

Janasahajya NGO; Department of Agriculture, Odisha

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1865-3, 31 July 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/drought-prone-landscape-turns-green/

Description

Kalahandi district in Odisha, India, has suffered from repeated droughts and famines for several decades, causing great hardships to the local farmers. A holistic intervention is helping 8,500 farmers in 10 villages boost farm yields by increasing water availability, enhancing soil fertility and providing improved crop varieties. A total of 32 farm ponds have alleviated water scarcity in the area. A yield increase of up to 50% was seen due to these collaborative efforts with the Power Grid Corporation Limited in this region.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

31/Jul/2020

CGIAR Research Program

GLDC

SDG

01-No_Poverty, 02-Zero_Hunger, 08-Decent_Work_and_Economic_Growth, 17-Partnerships_For_The_Goals

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