Impacts of the CFC-FAO-ICRISAT Livelihood Improvement Project in Asia Region I - India

Rao, P P and Ravinder Reddy, Ch and Alur, A S and Reddy, B V S and Gowda, C L L (2009) Impacts of the CFC-FAO-ICRISAT Livelihood Improvement Project in Asia Region I - India. Monograph. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics.

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This study was carried out to assess the impact of a CFC-FAO-ICRISAT project titled ‘Enhanced utilization of sorghum and pearl millet grain in the poultry feed industry to improve livelihoods of small-scale farmers in Asia’ executed by ICRISAT in collaboration with local partners and stakeholders. The project is being implemented in three countries of Asia: India, China and Thailand. This study covers region I, India, where the project is being executed in three clusters in the state of Maharashtra and two clusters in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The project mobilizes small-scale sorghum and pearl millet farmers with the aim of enhancing farm-level productivity and improving harvesting, storage handling and grain marketing practices. It also facilitates linkages between farmers on the one hand and seed and grain suppliers, credit agencies, poultry feed manufacturing companies and poultry producers on the other. The project provides infrastructure support to farmers by building warehouses in each cluster. The ultimate objective of the project is to increase farmers’ income by 10%-15% at the end of three years of project interventions.

Item Type: Monograph (Monograph)
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2011 05:00
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2011 07:51
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