||Science-led Consortium Approach for Inclusive Market Oriented Development through Suvarna Bhoomi Yojane in Karnataka
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
||The overall goal of this initiative is to improve the livelihoods of small and marginal farm house holds through enabling farmers to shift from low-value subsistence crops to high-value fruit and vegetable crops. A secondary objective is to achieve this using sustainable management practices.
The specific objectives are as follows:
To form a multi-institution consortium comprising ICRISAT, AVDRC, NGOs, private sector industries, University of Horticulture, SAUs, and Department of Horticulture to implement e Suvarna Bhoomi Yojane in 25 selected districts.
To understand input and output market value chains and identify market linkages for high-volume fruits and vegetable crops for farmers under SBY.
To implement a science-based strategy for sustainable production of high-value crops
To build capacity of the consortium partners to manage the SBY project and undertake capacity building of stakeholders in the value chain, especially farmers.
To monitor, evaluate and document progress, impacts and lessons learnt on consortium formation and functionfor strengthening the SBY.
BAIF Development Research Foundation, BASIX Group, Department of Horticulture, Karnataka, India, Department of Watershed Development, Karnataka, India, Myrada, University of Agricultural Science, Bangalore, India, University of Agricultural sciences ,Dharwad (UAS-D),India, University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot, World Vegetable Centre (AVRDC)
Crops, Ecosystem Management, Land Management, Policy & Institutions, Soils, Water Management
CLL Gowda, Girish Chander, G RangaRao, Gajanan L Sawargaonkar, KH KH Anantha, AVR KesavaRao, KL Sahrawat, P Pathak