Mission project on rainfed agriculture: Bridging yield gaps through science-led interventions for sustainable use of natural resources in Karnataka
Duration: 01/May/2009 - 28/Feb/2014
Locations: India / Asia
Project contact: Wani, Suhas
Donor: Government of Karnataka-India
The overall goal of the Mission is to make a difference in the lives of farmers in 20 selected districts of Karnataka by increasing average productivity of selected crops by 20% in four years. The specific objectives are to: identify and scale-up best-bet options (soil, crop and water management) including improved cultivars to enhance productivity of the selected crops in selected 20 districts by 20%; train Dept. of Agriculture (DoA) staff in stratified soil sampling at villages, analysis of micronutrients, preparation of GIS-based soil maps, and guide DoA to establish a high-quality Soil Analysis Laboratory at Bangalore; build capacity of the stakeholders (farmers and consortium partners) in sustainable management of natural resources and enhancing productivity in dryland areas.