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3 Gvcl Atma 2009

  1. 1. PROJECT BY GVCL & ATMA AT Keonjhar_2009 Maize Production in Kharif-2009 at Keonjhar
  2. 2. <ul><li>Grambhumi Vikash Cooperative Ltd(GVCL) is currently executing a project </li></ul><ul><li>in PPP mode with Agriculture Technology Management Agency(ATMA) </li></ul><ul><li>In 3 Blocks in Keonjhar District. </li></ul><ul><li>Major Objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancement of Maize productivity ; </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring remunerative price to the farmers through strengthening the market linkages </li></ul><ul><li>Methodology: </li></ul><ul><li>Adequate and timely supply of farm inputs – credit, seed, manures, farm machinery, bio </li></ul><ul><li>pesticides etc </li></ul><ul><li>production technology extension including training on post harvest technology, Training on modern maize cultivation methods, Spreading awareness on commercial agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>formation of farmers interest groups/ goshtis, and their capacity building through </li></ul><ul><li>appropriate training. </li></ul><ul><li>Procurement of maize at remunerative price </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  3. 3. Phase 1:Distribution of Inputs: seed, fertiliser etc.- <ul><li>Meeting with SHG members to discuss distribution of Inputs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Phase 1:Distribution of Inputs: seed, fertiliser etc.- and on field training to farmers <ul><li>Sowing of seeds being demonstrated to a farmer at Jatra village </li></ul>
  5. 5. Phase 1:Distribution of Inputs: seed, fertiliser etc.- and on field training to farmers <ul><li>Actual on field demonstration to a farmer in Banspal Block </li></ul>
  6. 6. Phase2:Technical Training and Capacity building <ul><li>Demonstration on pesticide spraying </li></ul>
  7. 7. Phase2:Technical Training and Capacity building <ul><li>Benefits of forming farmers’ interest group being explained to farmers </li></ul>
  8. 8. Phase2:Technical Training and Capacity building <ul><li>Inspection by officers of the Deptt of Agriculture, and their interaction with the women members of the Farmers’ SHG </li></ul>
  9. 9. Phase2:Technical Training and Capacity building <ul><li>A 46 acre maize demo patch of land belonging to several farmers at Raiguda in Banspal Block </li></ul>
  10. 10. Phase2:Arrangement of finance from Microcredit organisation <ul><li>Visit to farmers’ field by executives of one of India’s biggest micro credit organisations. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Phase 2:Post Harvest Management Training <ul><li>Maize stored by farmers after harvest in Banspal Block </li></ul>
  12. 12. Phase2:Post Harvest Management Training <ul><li>Use of maize sheller by one of the beneficiary woman farmer </li></ul>
  13. 13. Phase 3: Purchase of maize from farmers <ul><li>Procurement hubs established by GVCL to provide a meeting place for buyers- sellers of maize. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Overview & Suggestions <ul><li>There is considerable scope for larger maize coverage in Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Deogarh and adjacent tribal districts having a preponderance of abiotic stress because maize hybrids have been found to give higher yield under stress conditions than various other crops including upland rice </li></ul><ul><li>According to the ICAR, the national yield is half of the average yield obtained in the demonstration. This is due to lack of quality seeds at affordable rates , inability of the farmers to invest in quality inputs, and lack of adoption of new technology. There is a strong case for taking up maize production under programs like RKVY where allocation of funds are much higher. </li></ul><ul><li>Longer period of handholding and capacity building efforts need to be carried out in the tribal districts as for a variety of socio cultural reasons the degree of absorption of modern farming techniques is quite unsatisfactory. </li></ul><ul><li>In the tribal districts where malnutrition is widespread, Quality Protein Maize (QPM) hybrids need to be promoted because of their tremendous nutritional significance </li></ul>
  15. 15. Overview & Suggestions <ul><li>More credit need to reach the farmers to buy inputs etc. On its part, GVCL has been collaborating with Bandhan, a micro credit organisation having a total loan outstanding of Rs.928 crores as on September,2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Greater investments need to be made in mechanized cultivation of maize, especially in harvesting and threshing operations </li></ul><ul><li>Farmers themselves need to be trained to produce hybrid seeds in their fields . This will bring down the cost of the seeds, and make it available to larger numbers of small and marginal farmers.GVCl has been a seed producer and supplier of white sesamum/paddy seeds to National Seed Corporation. </li></ul><ul><li>More numbers of Farmers Groups need to be formed for better crop planning and management , and those groups need to handle their own affairs with assistance from Cooperatives/ NGOs. GVCL has carried out such projects with the assistance of NABARD. </li></ul><ul><li>This project needs to be extended to other crops particularly paddy so that a sustainable system can be worked out in future. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Thank you