Exposure visit to M. S. Swaminathan Farm School, Takarkheda, Wardha

Published Date : Friday, December 22, 2017
The M S Swaminathan Farm School in Takarkheda in Arvi taluka is managed by Lahanuji Maharaj (LM) Sansthan. A team of about forty farm men and women from the villages under the LANSA Farming System for Nutrition (FSN) study and MSSRF staff went on an exposure visit to the centre as a part of capacity strengthening activity. Full report of the visit can be found here.
Training on Community Seed Bank under LANSA Farming System for Nutrition at Borgaon Gondi, Wardha on November 11, 2017.  The objective of the training was to• Provide technical knowledge on seed management.• Provide technical Knowledge for running Community Seed Bank.  • Experience sharing on Community Seed Bank Full report of the visit can be found here.
As part of the capacity building of the staff working on the FSN study, an exposure visit to two ICAR (Indian Council of Agriculture Research) institutes viz: ICAR-Central Institute for Women in Agriculture (CIWA) and Central Tuber Crop Research Institute (CTCRI) was organized on November 27, 2017. Full report of the visit can be found here.
 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...
This Report is a documentation of the crop interventions undertaken as part of the Farming System for Nutrition (FSN) Study under LANSA during the period 2013-16. The research study is being conducted at two locations in India, viz. Wardha district of Maharashtra and Koraput district of Odisha. Detailed baseline survey and focus group discussions were undertaken from June 2013 to September 2014 to identify the existing disconnect between agriculture and nutrition linkages....
A district level workshop on “Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition through Nutrition Gardens” was organised by M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) under the aegis of the Wardha District Council – ‘ZILLA PARISHAD’, Wardha on Tuesday, 23 May 2017. The meeting was organised to share and discuss the experience and insights on promotion of nutrition gardens and generating nutrition awareness as part of the ongoing Farming System for Nutrition (FSN) study under...
The findings from the study on ‘Introduction of Millets in the PDS in Karnataka undertaken by MSSRF as part of research under Pillar 2.1 (How do policies and strategies influence poverty and the nutrition impact of agriculture?) under LANSA programme, were shared at a meeting convened in the office of the Additional Chief Secretary and Development Commissioner, Government of Karnataka on June 22.The meeting was chaired by the ACS and DC - T M Vijaya Bhaskar and was attended by about...
A Farmer’s Field Day on “Rabi Season Finger Millet Cultivation” was organized in Chikima village (one of the intervention village under FSN study) of Boipariguda block of Koraput district on 29th March 2017 under the FSN study under LANSA research programme. The main objective of the programme was to get farmers’ feedback on millet cultivation in Rabi season. Full report of the event can be found here.
In order to have sustainability of the nutrition messages at community level, Community Hunger Fighters (CHF) approach was undertaken in FSN study in August 2016 at Wardha district in Maharashtra and Koraput district in Odisha. The concept of CHFs was to create a resource at the village level to whom the villagers can look onto for messages related to nutrition. The process of selection of CHFs and the capacity building were explained in the following reports. The...

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