Exposure visit of farmers from FSN study villages to fields under “System of Millet Intensification” (SMI), Odisha


Finger millet is a major cereal crop in Koraput district of Odisha; it is a staple food of the native tribal communities. However, the area under finger millet has been reducing over the years due to increased replacement by commercial and horticulture crops. Further the tribal communities predominantly cultivate local landraces of finger millet viz., Telugu mandia, Dasara mandia, San mandia and Bada mandia using traditional agronomic practices like broadcasting, poor/no nutrient management, use of poor quality seeds leading to low production and productivity. Full report of the visit can be found here.

Published Date: 

Friday, November 24, 2017

South Asia Focus

Funded by UK DFID

This research has been funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development; however the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK Government’s official policies



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