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


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



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