THEMES
 

INTEGRATED NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT



NEWS
S.R.I. in mustard System of Root Intensifcation: One amongst our key expertise; the principles of S.R.I. are applicable in several crops inclusing food grains and vegetables. We are promoting S.R.I. in two extreme locations viz; Sundarbans (coastal saline belt) and Jalpaiguri (duars) since 2008. more ...



  April 17, 2012
PRASARI's presentation at Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalay (BCKV-West Bengal) on Agriculture Water Management Strategies and where to invest and how? for the benefit of smallholder farmers in West Bengal.


April 11, 2012
Representative from PRASARI met with Planning Commission of India to share the Agriculture Water Management solutions for Smallholders in West Bengal and where to invest and how?


March 15, 2012
Regional Workshop on Agriculture Water Management Solutions happened in District Maldah on March 15-16, 2012.


February 6, 2012
Banglar SRI meeting happened with an agenda to prepare strategies on dialogues with State government towards ourscaling S.R.I.


Jan 31, 2012
Regional Workshop on Agriculture Water Management Solutions happened in District Hooghly on January 31st, 2012.


Jan 25, 2012
SDTT partners' meet in Gaya (Bihar) - a contribution from PRASRI towards SRI evolution in coastal saline delta (Sunderbans)


Jan 18, 2012 Steering committee meeting in Anand (Gujarat) of representatives from partner countries towards Ag Water Solutions and future dialogue event.


December 23, 2012
New parntership - meeting with representatives of MAPLE and Rapid Organic to promote Producers' Organizations and organic certification in the state.

   











Pig cultivation in Sundarbans Livestock: Scheduled Tribes; one amongst our target communities in Coastal saline areas in Sunderbans are being looked after for breed upgradation in pigs while promoting goats (Black Bengal breed) as a primary livelihood activity for landless communities. more ...



 
Fishery
Fishery: Program supported by SDTT under PALLI (Post Ayla Long Term Livelhoods Initiatives); an alternative income generation activity to normal agricutlure in adverse environmental situations where carp-prawn-mullet culture was promoted in small water harvesting tanks (based on degree on salinity). After Ayla entire agricultural fields were inundated with sea water affecting smallholders most leaving no choice but to abandon their primary source of livelihood i.e. agricultuer . more ...  
Production of vermi compost Organico: One of the basic idea on which sustainable agriculture can be dreamed of; we have been promoting organic agriculture using Vermi-compost and EM (Effective Micro-organism Technology). Our recent intervention with MAPLE and Rapid Organic has opened a vast opportunity for the local farmers to go not only for Organic certification but also a linkage with national/international marke more ...

 

POLICY ADVOCACY


 
Regional workshop on awm solutions Agriculture Water Management Solutions: Bill and Milinda Gates Foundation is funding a research project on finding Agriculture Water Management Solutions in six countries. PRASARI in colloboration with Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO of UN) has been working on dialogue process with key stakeholders at State and regional level in order to define AWM solutions for smallholders in West Bengal. more ...

 
State Symposium Banglar SRI: Hoted by PRASARI and is a state level S.R.I. learning forum of S.R.I. promoting and facilitating agencies, acamedicians and scientists towards outscaling S.R.I. in West Bengal. The vision is to forge a broad alliance of organizations and collective action, from the village level up to the whole state to banish food insecurity and create economic opportunities on a widespread basis. more ...

 
Sitting with Panchayets Mainstream collaboration: Panchayets (Panchayeti Raj Institutions) play an importatnt and supportive role in development programs across the state. PRASARI has been successful in maintining relationship with local panchayets and could divert MGNREGA funding towards supporting our target communities i.e. smallholders in both extreme locations viz; coastal saline belt and Duars.
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RESEARCH


 
S.R.I. research plot Research: PRASARI and SRI Secretariat SDTT has been conducting on-farm research on different aspects of System of Rice Intensification. PRASARI is jointly conducting on-farm and on-station research on SRI aspects in collaboration with state agriculture university (BCKV).
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