Monthly Archive August 28, 2020

Kisan Mitra Farm Advisory Launch

Today Kisan Mitra Farm Advisory Services were launched for Vepada Mandal, Vijayanagaram Dist, Andhra Pradesh. The first message was sent by Sri. GR Chintala, Chairperson, NABARD in Hyderabad. The program is also attended by Sri. Sudhir Kumar Jannawar, CGM, NABARD Regional Office (AP) and Sri. Y. Krishna Rao, CGM, NABARD Regional Office (Telangana), officials from NABARD Andhra Pradesh, Telangana were present. Farmers from Vepada Mandal who are members of Vepada Tribal farmers producer company, Haritha farmer producer company, Harish, DDM, NABARD Vijayanagaram district were joined in the occasion via zoom.

Kisan Mitra Farm Advisory is an attempt to provide farm advisories in local language, based on the local observations with solutions using local resources. The detailed process of how the local weather, pest and disease surveillance is taken up is given here

The advisories are given twice a week through posters, SMS in telugu and Voice message in telugu. This week Advisory can be accessed here

Photographs from the occasion

35.2020 Vepada Farm Advisory

Advise Poster

Text message

రైతులకు నాబార్డు/CSA వారు స్వాగతంతో అందిస్తున్న సూచన, వరిలో కాండం తొలిచే పురుగు ఉధృతి ఎక్కువ అవుతోంది. రైతులు లింగాకర్షక బుట్టలు ఎకరాకు 10-12 ఏర్పాటు చేయాలి, 5 శాతం వేప కషాయం పిచికారి చేయాలి

Voice Message

Multilayer cropping model under NREGS in AP

AP Government has brought in multilayer cropping models under NREGS in clusters where AP Community Managed Natural Farming is implemented.

a total of Rs. 2.15 lakhs per acre would be spend over 3 years. This will help small and marginal farmers to have integrated organic horticulture models in their farms.

Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Report 2020

TCI’s 2020 report on Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition in India (FAN 2020) provides an analysis of India’s progress towards achieving the second sustainable development goal—zero hunger. Using district-level data and maps, the report highlights stark spatial differences in the extent of the hunger problem and identifies potential paths forward.

In recent decades, India has made significant progress in reducing hunger, at least in terms of calories. But about 210 million Indians remain undernourished, while many others suffer from micronutrient deficiencies and obesity.

The report provides a detailed assessment of the prospects for improving productivity and farm incomes across India’s highly varied agroecologies and cropping systems. It emphasizes the need for continued high-level investments in agricultural infrastructure and research to sustain past gains and exploit new opportunities for growth. FAN 2020 calls for reorienting agricultural policy away from its traditional focus on staples, such as rice and wheat, and toward enhancing the productivity and supply of coarse cereals, pulses, fruits, vegetables, and livestock products.

The report is the inaugural issue in a series produced by TCI. Each report will provide periodic assessments of the food, agriculture, and nutrition situation in India.