Growing different vegetables for improved nutrition

I cultivate rice in 3 acres lowland and in 3 acres upland. I also grow Eucalyptus in 1.5 acres and finger millet, and sometimes vegetables like tomato and brinjal in another 1.5 acres. Rice and finger millet production was poor. I used to sell vegetables in the local market to meet food and other expenses. In 2014, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation started LANSA project in our village that focused on improved production technology for food crops to increase availability at households and organised different training and awareness programmes.

Name: Udhaba Nayak
Village: Banuaguda, Block: Boipariguda, District: Koraput
Age: 33 years
Caste: Bhumia (ST)
Occupation: Farmer (6 acres)
Family size: 5 (3 adults, 2 children) 
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