LANSA Case Studies

Introducing pigeon pea as a major kharif pulse crop in maize-based cropping systems

Published Date : Thursday, July 5, 2018
Koraput district, the southernmost district in the state of Odisha, India, is famous for its rich biodiversity. More than 70 per cent of the farmers are small and marginal landholders with an average landholding of 1.63 hectare and operational holding of 0.6 hectare (GoO, 2011). The district has high level of poverty at 83 per cent as compared to the state average of 47 per cent. It is also a district with high burden of malnutrition with 49 per cent children under five years of age underweight...

Freshwater fish farming towards nutrition and livelihood security of small and marginal farmers

Published Date : Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Koraput district in the state of Odisha, India is characterized by subsistence farming. A majority of the farmers (>70%) are small and marginal landholders with an average per capita land holding of 0.79 ha. The levels of poverty and malnutrition are also high.  In order to provide the necessary nutrients for a healthy life, a balanced diet should include recommended amounts of different food groups including fish which provides protein and minerals required by the body. As poverty...

Community Nutrition Garden in Maharashtra, India

Published Date : Thursday, February 1, 2018
The conceptualisation of nutrition garden under a Farming Systems for Nutrition approach aims at optimal utilization of land to grow vegetables that can contribute to the requirements of a balanced diet as well as address particular nutrition deficiencies. Nutrition gardens are nothing but home gardens of natural and bio-fortified fruits and vegetables of high nutritive value where the species selection is inclusive of the three vegetable groups viz., green leafy vegetables, roots and tubers...

Backyard poultry farming in Maharashtra, India - a FSN study initiative by MSSRF

Published Date : Thursday, August 24, 2017
An intervention to address food, nutrition and livelihood security of landless and marginal poor in Wardha district Agricultural intervention and farming systems research in India has been largely focused on enhancing production, productivity and profitability of crop resources without much emphasis on better nutritional outcomes.  To address the food and nutritional needs of farm and non-farm families based on their resource endowments and surrounding environment, a Farming...

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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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