CIP Planned Activities (South Asia)

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CIP Planned Activities (South Asia)

  1. 1. Developing farmer based potato system in non- traditional seed producing areas to benefit farmers of Plateau Region (South) of India” Mohinder Singh Kadian CIP-SWCA
  2. 2. Project sites
  3. 3. Background: • In the proposed pro-poor project, 95% of the beneficiaries will be marginal and small farmers with significant percent of women associated with agriculture in Karnataka and Maharashtra with land holdings less than 1 ha • At present nearly 45,000 ha area is under potato and productivity is less than 14 t/ha • The production of quality seed locally can bring about 75,000 ha under potato and increase potato productivity by 20% by 2020.
  4. 4. Project Goal: The pro-poor project seeks to benefit marginal and small of plateau region sustainable production of quality seed locally. Specific objectives: • Baseline survey undertaken to study exiting seed system, marketing chain and participation of woman farmers at farms and at home • Low aphid population and bacterial free sites for quality potato seed production identified through survey.
  5. 5. • Degeneration study undertaken for policy makers to implement at state level • The income of poor farmers increased more than 40% by reduced cost of seed and increased productivity • Potato introduced in non-traditional potato growing areas • Capacity building of extension workers, researchers and farmers on improved technologies for seed production
  6. 6. Project Outputs • Existing potato seed system and marketing chain documented • Areas with low aphid population (below thresh-hold level) and bacterial free identified by 2016 • Sustainability of health standard of seed under different environments studied and documented. • 30-40% seed requirement of about 10,000 farming families met locally produced quality seed by 2017 and non-traditional areas brought under potato cultivation.
  7. 7. PROJECT PARTNERS -------------------------- 1. Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla 2. University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences (UAHS), Shimoga, Karnataka 3 PepsiCo-India Ltd. 4. ITC (Techno-tuber Pvt.Ltd.) 5. Department of Horticulture/Agriculture in Karnataka, Maharshtra 6 International Potato Center
  8. 8. Location: Village – Moja Khokhri, P.O.- Binjwadia Tehsil- Osian Distt: Jodhpur Evaluation of CIP genotypes for farming systems of Arid region ----------------------------------------------------------------------

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