Sustainable Agriculture, Watershed
- Full time
- Part time
- One time
developing models of integrated Farming Systems,
at present preparing integrated farming systems models for Malasyian agencies
February 2014 - April 2014
i have prepared models under the title of Development , Demonstration of replicable models of Sustainable Integrated Farming Systems . It includes land use pattersn, cropping pattern, lay out of IFS, Compenents of IFS and Economics of IFS with expected out come . I hope i may go to Malasyia coming April for field visit .
Integrated Farming Projects, Bio-Industrial Watershedss
My Ph.D research was on ‘Developing Integrated Farming Systems Models in Cauvery Tail End’. For the last 18 years (Sept 1995 to 15th Feb 2012 ) I have served M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation in different capacities. My skills and competencies lie in using Integrated Farming System (IFS) approach to empower small and marginal farmers to adapt to the impacts of the climate change; to enjoy economic prosperity from agricultural farming and to ensure environmental sustainability through Natural Resource Management.
Climate Change Adaptation through IFS encompasses Sustainable Development of on-farm and non-farm livelihoods with assured and remunerative marketing; Bio-industrial Development of Watersheds and Eco-systems and Community Conservation of Natural Resources.
During my career with MSSRF, I facilitated nearly 400 Cauvery Tail End farmers to develop their farms after IFS model and reap enormous economic benefits and to help sustain soil health and augment ground water. I worked intensively in a ‘Bio-industrial Watershed Project’ in South Vellar Wateshed. I helped MSSRF to leverage nearly 32 lakhs of rupees from different government line departments for the watershed project. The watershed project won the National Award -2010 for best Ground Water Augmentation Initiative in Pudukottai District. The District Watershed Development Authority has been using our project to train their staff in Integrated Watershed Initiatives. A community managed Lift Irrigation Project benefiting 200 acres of land is another landmark of my work.
The landmark achievements have been possible with effective community mobilization and outstanding team work.
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