Higher finger millet yield with better cultivation practices

I am a small farmer having 2 acres of upland and cultivate only in Kharif season. I mainly grow paddy, finger millet and little millet. In 2016, staff from the LANSA project of M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation visited our village and shared improved agricultural practices of finger millet that gives increased production. They conducted a two-day training programme at the MSSRF Regional Centre, Jeypore and there was a field visit to finger millet fields in Chikima village in Bodaput Gram Panchayat. The farmers of that village shared their experience with us. Earlier, I used to broadcast finger millet seeds in my 0.3 acres upland, and the yield was between 100 – 115 kg.

Name: Sunadhar Nayak
Village: Bendraguda, Block: Boipariguda, District: Koraput
Age: 35 years
Caste: Bhumia (ST)
Occupation: Farmer (2 acres) 
Family size: 8 (5 adults, 3 children) 
Read full story in English (Translated by Akshaya Kumar Panda and Aliza Pradhan) and Odiya.

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