Mission Project on Rainfed Agriculture:Bridging Yield Gaps through Science-led Interventions for Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Karnataka

Published on 31 March 2011

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Start Date: 1 May 2009 | End Date: 30 April 2013

Overview

The overall goal of the Mission is to make a difference in the lives of farmers in selected 20

districts of Karnataka through increasing average productivity of selected crops by 20% in

four years.

The specific objectives are:

1. To identify and scale-up best-bet options (soil, crop and water management) including

improved cultivars to enhance productivity of the selected crops in selected 20 districts

by 20%.

2. To train DoA staff in stratified soil sampling at villages, analysis of micronutrients,

preparation of GIS-based soil maps, and guide DoA to establish high-quality Soil

Analysis Laboratory at Bangalore.

3. To build capacity of the stake holders (farmers and consortium partners) in the

sustainable management of natural resources and enhancing productivity in dryland

areas.

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