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  1. Abstract, International Journal of Agronomy, 2012 A study was undertaken for two consecutive years to assess the possibility of optimizing rhizome yield ofAcorus calamusL. (sweet flag) by shifting the time of planting (i.e., growing in rainy and autumn seasons), maintaining different spacings,...
  2. Abstract, 2018, International Journal of Aquaculture Composite carp farming is a poly-species pond culture system in which three Indian major carps (IMC) (Labeo catla,Labeo rohitaandCirrhinus mrigala) are co-stocked with three exotic major carps (Hypophthalmicthys molitrix,Ctenopharyngodon idella...
  3. Abstract, PLOS, 2018 Proven links between disability and poverty suggest that development programmes and policies that are not disability-inclusive will leave persons with disabilities behind. Despite this, there is limited quantitative evidence on livelihood opportunities amongst adults with...
  4. Abstract, 2012, Journal of Insect Science Intercropping is one of the important cultural practices in pest management and is based on the principle of reducing insect pests by increasing the diversity of an ecosystem. On—farm experiments were conducted in villages of semi—arid tropical (SAT)...
  5. Abstract, Journal of Applied Economics, 2019 This paper examines the determinants and impacts of the adoption of five mutually exclusive practices System of Rice Intensification (SRI) on yields and household incomes using a multinomial endogenous treatment effects model. Farm household survey...
  6. Abstract, Technoserve, 2018 August Large swathes of central India remain thickly forested, especially in the states of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. Living in small hamlets, the Adivasis – the indigenous people of the region – are mostly marginal farmers, depending on rain-fed agriculture for one...
  7. Abstract, Advances in Life Sciences, 2012 Traditionally used medicinal plants have been a source of relief in the control of different types of diseases throughout the globe. Economically backward people, who resides in remote areas of developing countries, rely heavily on indigenous way of get...
  8. According to areportfrom India’s Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, 2.21% of the country’s population lives with a disability. Of that population, 20% have a disability of movement, and most live in rural areas. The highest rate of amputation occurs in these rural settings,...
  9. Abstract, Science Advances, 2018 July Humanity faces the grand challenge of feeding a growing, more affluent population in the coming decades while reducing the environmental burden of agriculture. Approaches that integrate food security and environmental goals offer promise for achieving a more...
  10. Abstract, 2017, World Development In India, efforts to design and diffuse improved cook-stoves began with nationalist organizations in the 1930s; after independence, these efforts were folded into sporadic state-level efforts and then became part of the NGO patchwork of development projects. Very...
  11. Abstract,International Journal of Botany Studies, 2016 September Canavalia ensiformis is a legume, mainly used for nutrition, especially in NorthEast India, South East Asian countries and South American countries. It is also a rich source of Concanavalin A and can also be used as an animal...
  12. Abstract, International Scholarly Research Notes, 2014 Bamboo shoots are considered as one of the useful health foods because of their rich contents of proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, fibres, and minerals and very low fat. Though bamboo shoots provide lots of health benefits, their consumption...
  13. Abstract, 2017,International Journal of Natural Resource Ecology and Management Allelopathy accounts for both beneficiary and detrimental biochemical relations amongst plants. The phenomenon has received great attention since the 1980’s all over the world; however, in India, research on...
  14. Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) is a not-for-profit Section 8, Schedule B, Public Sector Enterprise, set up by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India as an Interface Agency to strengthen and empower the emerging Biotech enterprise to undertake strategic...
  15. Abstract, Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 2018 The burgeoning population of the developing countries, climate change and shrinking resources are putting pressure on the food security. Thus it implies that in future we not only have to produce more but also do smart agriculture for...
  16. Clean Works Centersare self-sustaining, remotely operated, “off-the grid” facilities. The Centers enable new methods for “in-the-field” post-harvest food processing, packing and storage. With the adoption of new innovations designed to extend shelf life, perishable and staple foods are of higher...
  17. Abstract,Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci, 2019 System of rice intensification (SRI) is the new technology of rice production. First time in Chhindwara district of MP, SRI technique was introduced among tribal farmers. It was observed that average productivity in SRI was found 35.54 qt ha-1 as...
  18. Explore alternative ways of resource efficient System of Rice Intensification (SRI)/ System of Finger Millet Intensification (SFMI) for paddy/finger millet cultivation in comparison to existing resource intensive conventional method.
  19. FAO 52 Profiles in Agroecology Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF), which is a set of farming methods, and also a grassroots peasant movement, has spread to various states in India. It has attained wide success in southern India, especially the southern Indian state of Karnataka where it first...
  20. 2017-10-03 A common feature of remote villages is a lack of income-generating opportunities that force young people to migrate to the cities for employment. This results in communities dominated by the young and the old, a decline in the social and cultural fabric, and a reduced pride in rural life. Since...
  21. Seed is the basic and most critical input for sustainable agriculture. The response of all other inputs depends on quality of seeds to a large extent. It is estimated that the direct contribution of quality seed alone to the total production is about 15 – 20% depending upon the crop and it can be...
  22. Being the nodal Ministry for most of the development and welfare activities in the rural areas, the Ministry of Rural Development plays a pivotal role in the overall development strategy of the country. The vision and mission of the Ministry is sustainable and inclusive growth of rural India...
  23. Rural Solutions is a video series that highlights solutions to specific challenges that are common in rural areas of developing countries. Without access to financial services, rural people can find themselves forever in debt to loan sharks. In this Indian fishing community, the solution to this...
  24. 2014-07-20 This book is designed as a simple introduction to the more common food plants of North East India. It is hoped people will take greater pride and interest in these plants and become confident and informed about how to grow and use them. Many of the local food plants that occur in every country...
  25. Over the years it has become increasingly difficult for the more than 250 million Indians whose livelihood depends on agriculture, to make a sustainable income. Overcome by their extreme economic pressures, many take drastic steps to end their suffering. Reports suggest that, burdened by the...
  26. Down To Earth is a product of our commitment to make changes in the way we manage our environment, protect health and secure livelihoods and economic security for all. We believe strongly that we can and must do things differently. Our aim is to bring you news, perspectives and knowledge to...
  27. ll of us like to look at those pretty flowers blooming all around, especially during winter and spring. Remember that tree laden with yellow flowers, which hang like bunches of grapes? How often have you wondered:What's that flower?Nobody around you seems to know the answer. There was a time,...
  28. Key Resource 1985-06-01 The moringa tree, Moringa oleifera, has probably been the most popular plant in ECHO's seed bank of underutilized tropical crops. The tree is native to India but has been planted around the world and is naturalized in many locales. Moringa goes by many names. In the Philippines, where the leaves...

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