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Integrated Farming

Summary Note of Special Program for Promotion of Integrated Farming in Tribal Areas

OBJECTIVE


The proposed program intends realize the sustainable growth potential of agriculture, livestock and fisheries in 40 Gram Panchayats in Malkangiri (out of the total 108 GPs in the district) in 4 years. Enhancing production, income and household level food security & reducing climate risks will be the focus.
Program focuses on the four production systems in an Area Based Approach:

  1. Agriculture
  2. Horticulture (vegetables)
  3. Livestock
  4. Fisheries

SCALE OF THE PROGRAM

Scale of the Program is

  • Strengthening agriculture in 4 Blocks (40 GPs) covering 40,000 Acres 20,000 households.
  • Comprehensive Livestock Programs in 4 Blocks (40 GPs) covering 2 lakhs livestock population.
  • Expansion of Fisheries program in all 7 Blocks covering 50 out of 70 accessible GPs in the District. (Total 108 GPs) to cover 2500 water bodies.

APPROACH OF THE PROGRAM

The approach is to

  • Establish and strengthen service delivery systems institutionalized in farmers’ organisations and local enterprises (seed systems, vaccination, fingerling production etc.)
  • Promoting integrated & diversified production systems (integrating NRM, Production Systems, input and output markets and Livelihoods; & diversification at household level)
  • Community led knowledge transfer/ management / extension systems
  • Setting up convergence mechanisms at field level
  • Build local capacities: institutional, technological and managerial

SUMMARY OF BUDGETS


Cost Type

 Released by

Budget Details for 4 years

Budget Details for 1 year

 

 

Total Budget in Cr

% Wise Break Up

Total Budget in Cr

% Wise Break Up

Administration Costs

Released  by DRDA to Facilitating Agencies at District Level

3.061

8.12

0.71

8.17

Capacity Building Costs

Released by DRDA to Facilitating Agencies at District Level  and Released by Directorate of Agriculture to State Secretariat (NCDS) at State Level

4.833

12.81

1.01

11.57

Program Costs

Released  by DRDA to CBO at Block Level

26.391

69.96

6.05

71.88

Monitoring and Evaluation Costs

Released by Directorate of Agriculture to State Secretariat (NCDS) at State Level

3.435

9.11

0.73

8.38

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Costs

 

37.721

100.00

8.49

100.00

Summary of Roles and Responsibilities


S.No

Stakeholder

Level

Responsibilities

1

Farmers’ Groups &Farmers’ Producers Organisations (FPOs)

Village &GP Cluster

Responsible for implementation of the program with support from the network partner organization. FPOs will be formalized at the Cluster of GPs (with the local shandy/ market as an operational unit)
These will work with trained Community Resource Persons

2

Facilitating Agencies

District
 Level

Supports formation and strengthening the Farmers’ Groups /CRCs/ FPOs in planning and implementation of the programs.

3

Program Secretariat(WASSAN) /Farmers Resource Center

District
Level

Works with NGO Partners responsible for interfacing with the Departments, compilation of reports, M&E, Documentation and external interfacing.

4

District RRA Committee

District Level

Facilitates convergence, disbursement of program funds and facilitation funds by line departments to Community organizations and Facilitating agencies respectively. Regularly monitors the program on a monthly basis.

4

Program Secretariat (WASSAN) & Research Secretariat (NCDS)

State Level

Program Management, M & E through web based advisory, Co ordination with State Department, Capacity Building, Convergence and Research.

5

Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production

State Level

Nodal Agency for the program. Appoints a Nodal person to work with Program Secretariat. Periodically monitors the program.

6

State Level RRA Committee

State Level

A State level committee to policy aspects such as scaling up, reconfiguring public investments.


Expected Outcomes/ Deliverables:

 

Expected outcomes of the Program are:

 

Agriculture:  

  • Securing Crops through Protective Irrigation in at least 200 ac in each cluster. A total of 1600 ac of land to be secured from crop failures in district that will create more local demand.
  • Establishing Diverse Seed Support Systems at cluster level to meet 25 – 30% of Seed requirement (i.e. to achieve seed replacement rates)
  • Enhancing Soil Productivity through composting and organic manuring practices in 2000 HHs leading reduction of 30% of production costs.
  • Promoting  SRI in Rice based systems and SCI in others leading to 20% yield increase in 2000 acres
  • Comprehensive revival of millets in 4 blocks. Improving food and nutritional security through inclusion of millets in various state nutrition programmes.
  • Establishing Custom hiring centres and addressing draft power for increasing yields.

Horticulture

  • Establishing Support systems leading to Bari Khet vegetable cultivation in 2240 acres and intensive vegetable cultivation in 240 acres.

Livestock

  • Establishing a demand driven primary healthcare services leading to reduction of 15% in mortality and saving 9 crore annual losses in the district; Area based Goat Program leading to assured income of Rs.20,000/-per year/HH and generates goat economy of Rs 5.2 Crores
  • 16 Breed Farms to supply Chicks and Growers to 1600HHs generating Desi Poultry Economy of Rs. 2.4 Crores

Fisheries:

  • Expansion of Fisheries program in all 7 Blocks covering 50 out of 70 accessible GPs in the District. (Total 108 GPs) to cover 2500 water bodies targeting 1250 acre of water spread area.
  • Productivity increases by at least 1 quintal per acre

Institutional

  • Federating CBOs into Farmers Producers’ Organisation at block level in 4 blocks.
  • Capacities of the CRPs, CBOs and farmers’ organisations  increased substantially
  • Institutional capacities to manage aggregation of commodities worth Rs. 1.00 crore at district level.

Overall:

  • Increase in assets and income; achieving a growth rate of about 10%
  • Hunger free households with better nutritive food with millets.

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