Bhoochetana: Reviving Soils for Agriculture

Chander, G and Dixit, S and Sawargaonkar, G (2020) Bhoochetana: Reviving Soils for Agriculture. In: Mapping the Nutrient Status of Odisha’s Soils. ICRISAT, Hyderabad, pp. 1-6.

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The Bhoochetana program in Karnataka, India, has been one of the initial exemplar attempts at scaling-out best practices in reviving soils on a large scale involving thousands of farmers in the state. The stagnant to declining growth of the agriculture sector in Karnataka between 2000 and 2008 demanded a multipronged strategy to revive agriculture. Given the alarming situation, in 2009 the state initiated measures to address soil health through a state-wide, flagship program called Bhoochetana. The program was designed to get the state’s agriculture back on track by increasing crop productivity and strengthening agriculture-based livelihoods.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Global Research Program - Resilient Farm and Food Systems
Uncontrolled Keywords: Soil Fertility, Nutrition
Subjects: Others > Bhoochetana
Others > Soil Fertility
Depositing User: Mr Arun S
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2021 09:42
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2021 09:42
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