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Women farmers from tribal villages of Ganjam learn advanced farming techniques

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By GV News Desk

14 January 2019

A group of 36 farmers from Kandha Tirigocha, Delingpadar, Nuasahi, Kandha Banta, Biluamara and Rampo villages of Ganjam district went on an exposure visit to the “Lakhpati Kisan – Smart Village” project at Harichandanpur block in Keonjhar district of Odisha. This is a project supported by Tata Trusts and implemented by Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives – CInI that promotes Agripreneurs to develop commercial vegetable nursery.

Women farmers, who are actively engaged in vegetable farming, formed half the group. They interacted with the “Agripreneurs” and learned advanced farming practices such as multiple cropping, net house farming and poly house farming.

The exposure trip is part of the Oracle supported “Smart Community” project, being implemented by Gram Vikas with the larger aim to set up a community owned and managed model of Information and Communication Technology, which would enable farmers to receive local wholesale market prices as well as locally relevant best practices in agriculture to enhance productivity.

 

Women farmers on the exposure visit.

Photograph from Ganjam team

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