Enhancing crop diversity leads to farm resilience
|Title||Enhancing crop diversity leads to farm resilience|
|Publication Type||Magazine Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||King EDIOliver, Siddick AS, Gopi G, Kav N|
|Magazine||L E I S A I N D I A|
|Keywords||cash crops, community seed banks, Crop Diversity, Farm resilience|
Monocropping of cash crops for generating incomes has displaced mixed farming systems and associated local crop diversity, negatively impacting on food security and climate resilience. Initiatives to produce improved varieties through participatory varietal selection, intercropping trials with pulses and millets and promoting local millet seed production through community seed banks have made farming more resilient and remunerative.