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Prasari West Bengal 2011

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Prasari West Bengal 2011

  1. 1. C OMMENCEMENT OF ‘A S YSTEM ’ INTO THE C ONVENTIONAL A GRICULTURE SRI Dr Rajeev SharmaKendra February 22 ,2011 PRASARI www.prasari.org
  2. 2. 2 L OCATIONS …PRASRI COMMENCEMENT OF A SYSTEM INTO THE CONVENTIONAL AGRICULTURE
  3. 3. 3 A CTIVITIES …
  4. 4. 4 A REA B ACKGROUND …SU GosabaND BasantiER  Two blocks.V  Six Gram Panchayets  ≈1900 registered farmersAN COMMENCEMENT OF A SYSTEM INTO THE CONVENTIONAL AGRICULTURE
  5. 5. 5 A N I NSIGHT INTO …1/2 Crops under SRI 2010-2011SU MustardND WheatER PaddyVA 0 200 400 Paddy 600 800 1000 Wheat 1200 1400 1600 Mustard 1800 2000N Area (Acre) No of farmers 747.9 1833 7 29 4.3 34
  6. 6. 6 A N I NSIGHT INTO …2/2 A detailed insight into Sundervan’s StatisticsS 1200U 1000 Gosaba and Basanti both blocksN 800 Gosaba blockD 600E 400R 200V 0 SDTT NABARD NABARD SDTT SDTT SDTTA 6 1 5 4 1 4 4 4 Kharif 2010 Kharif 2010 Kharif2010 Rabi 2010-11 Rabi 2010-11 Rabi 2010-11 Rabi 2010-11 Rabi 2010-11 Paddy Wheat MustardN No of farmers Area (Acre) 1010 334 98 31 140 158.3 231 107.3 209 69.3 145 48 29 7 34 4.3
  7. 7. 7 A REA B ACKGROUND …JA NagrakattaLPA Mal BazarIG  Three blocks. MaynaguriU  Ten Gram PanchayetsR  >1600 registered farmersI COMMENCEMENT OF A SYSTEM INTO THE CONVENTIONAL AGRICULTURE
  8. 8. 8 P RASARI AND ITS L OCATIONS PRASARI CDHINAGRAKATTA MAL BAZAR MAYNAGURI
  9. 9. 9 L OCATIONS AND FARMERS …J MaynaguriA Mal, 1123 , 513L 26%PA 57%I 17%G NagrakattaU , 326RI COMMENCEMENT OF A SYSTEM INTO THE CONVENTIONAL AGRICULTURE
  10. 10. 10 C ROPS V S . A REA …J Paddy WheatA Maynaguri Maynaguri, 160L , 288 Mal, 315 Mal, 309P Nagrakatta, 180A Nagrakatta ,4 MustardI Maynaguri, 65GU Nagrakatta, 142 Mal, 154RI COMMENCEMENT OF A SYSTEM INTO THE CONVENTIONAL AGRICULTURE (Areas are in Bigha)
  11. 11. 11 P ROCESS F OLLOWED …Announcements General meeting Technical tranining Regn Postering Farmers’ registration Demonstration in groups COMMENCEMENT OF A SYSTEM INTO THE CONVENTIONAL AGRICULTURE
  12. 12. 12 PARAMETERS F OLLOWED … Come along only if you want to learn something new with us. COMMENCEMENT OF A SYSTEM INTO THE CONVENTIONAL AGRICULTURE
  13. 13. 13 SRI IN M USTARDVar.Raijota
  14. 14. 14 SRI IN M USTARDVar.RP 09
  15. 15. 15 SRI IN W HEAT
  16. 16. 16 SRI IN W HEAT
  17. 17. 17 P ROBLEMS E NCOUNTERED …  Lack of water for irrigation – no/very less water after March 1st week. Salinity is also a big issue.  Failure of local seed. Mustard seed failure  Unavailability of properly designed weeder.  Birds picking up the seeds/small plants.  Farmers shifting to other crops due to poor situation in Mustard. COMMENCEMENT OF A SYSTEM INTO THE CONVENTIONAL AGRICULTURE
  18. 18. 22 D ROP -O UT … 2000J 1800A 1600L 1400 Number of farmersP 1200A 1000I 800G 600 400U 200R 0I Series1 Registration 1636 Transplantation 1497 1st weeding 1214
  19. 19. 23 B UT W HAT I S T HE F UTURE ? No Local Shop? market Farmer Sustain- Less ability price COMMENCEMENT OF A SYSTEM INTO THE CONVENTIONAL AGRICULTURE
  20. 20. 24 Will ‘The System’ keep working this way….? CAN WE THINK OF A SOLUTION? COMMENCEMENT OF A SYSTEM INTO THE CONVENTIONAL AGRICULTURE
  21. 21. 25  We have a very strong and proven model – VRP (village resource person).  Just think – what if we just reshape the model. COMMENCEMENT OF A SYSTEM INTO THE CONVENTIONAL AGRICULTURE
  22. 22. 26 SRI KENDRA COMMENCEMENT OF A SYSTEM INTO THE CONVENTIONAL AGRICULTURE
  23. 23. 27 H OW /W HAT W OULD I T W ORK ? Technical Training Registration SRI FARMERSRI KENDRA KendraFUTURE Services COMMENCEMENT OF A SYSTEM INTO THE CONVENTIONAL AGRICULTURE
  24. 24. 29 F UTURE …? Produce Village Produce Produce Village Village SRI Kendra COMMENCEMENT OF A SYSTEM INTO THE CONVENTIONAL AGRICULTURE
  25. 25. F UTURE … IS30 C OMMERCIALIZATION Platform • Village • Reliance • F Club • SRI • Tata Kendra Produce Market COMMENCEMENT OF A SYSTEM INTO THE CONVENTIONAL AGRICULTURE
  26. 26. 31 C OMMERCIALIZATION …W HY ?  Optimization of production.  Optimization of available resources.  Promotion of organic agriculture – Certification such as Fair Trade etc.  Fair price for the produce.  Generation of Local Employment – no need to migrate 2000 km just to earn ` 4000 per month. COMMENCEMENT OF A SYSTEM INTO THE CONVENTIONAL AGRICULTURE
  27. 27. 32 !!! COMMENCEMENT OF A SYSTEM INTO THE CONVENTIONAL AGRICULTURE

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