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PPI’s agriculture projects help small and resource poor farmers by training them to increase yields without using costly chemical inputs and pesticides that are damaging to the environment and human health. Farmers are trained in sustainable and organic farming techniques such as soil building, water conservation, creating compost and organic pesticides, crop rotation, and in maintaining seed banks. Farmer groups have also been provided training in marketing of produce.

PPI has supported innovative farming projects in several states. In the Thar desert of Rajasthan and the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, earthen embankments (khadins) for retaining rainwater improved soil moisture for growing crops. In Maharashtra, Adivasi farmers were able to increase their income through taking a second crop because they received support for irrigation. In West Bengal, PPI support for training in SRI farming helped Kheria farmers increase their rice yields. In Karnataka, soil fertility was improved with azolla. In Orissa, PPI’s support helped create a marketing outlet for farm produce.

Gender, Droughts and Development in Rajasthan

Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (GRAVIS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan Contact: Dr. Prakash Tyagi Dates: October 2021 –…

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Transition to Bio-diverse Ecological Farming in Maharashtra

Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management (SOPPECOM), Pune, Maharashtra Contact: Ms. Seema Kulkarni Dates: March…

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Mitigating Drought in Uttar Pradesh

Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (GRAVIS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan Contact: Dr. Prakash Tyagi Dates: October 2020 –…

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Tribal Farmers Direct Marketing

Dr. M. L. Dhawale Memorial Homoeopathic Institute (MLDMHI), Thane district, Maharashtra Contact: Ms. Ujjwala Pendse…

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Mitigating Droughts through Community Empowerment

Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (GRAVIS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan  Contact: Dr. Prakash Tyagi Dates: April 2018 -…

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