Enhancing crop diversity leads to farm resilience

TitleEnhancing crop diversity leads to farm resilience
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsKing EDIOliver, Siddick AS, Gopi G, Kav N
MagazineL E I S A I N D I A
Date Published06/2016
Keywordscash 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.



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