Integrated Farming System

Topics: Horticulture, Bangalore Rural district, Agriculture Pages: 24 (5713 words) Published: August 22, 2013
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KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA, BANGALORE RURAL
Brief Report on IFSD Programme for 2011-12 and 2012-13

IDENTIFICATION AND SELECTION OF VILLAGES - LOCATION AND COVERAGE The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bangalore Rural has been assigned to implement IFSD programme in 18 selected villages of Bangalore Rural district.

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bangalore Rural District has identified 2304 stakeholders including marginal, small, large farmers and land less families covering 18 villages of Hosahalli gramapanchayat, Doddaballapur taluk for the purpose of conducting base line survey and to implement the IFSD programme. Whole process of identification and selection of villages was carried out in consultation with representatives of Local Bodies, Line Departments, Association, SHGs, etc. Following is the abstract of stakeholders identified :

Sl.No.| Name of the village| No. of stakeholders| Sl.No.| Name of the village| No. of stakeholders| 1| Hosahalli | 368| 10| Mallasandra| 170|
2| Kukkalahalli | 41| 11| Yakarlahalli| 29|
3| Katteindalahalli | 35| 12| Jakkenahalli| 26|
4| Gundamgere | 435| 13| Ojenahalli| 106|
5| Bankenahalli | 73| 14| Kottigemachenahalli| 135|
6| Makali | 61| 15| Kalkunte| 64|
7| Vabasandra | 37| 16| Hosakote| 34|
8| Kadukunte | 37| 17| Bandemanahalli | 23|
9| Ujjani | 213| 18| Sonnenahalli | 54|
Total stakeholders 2304 including landless (363)|

ORIENTATION AND CAPACITY BUILDING
Farmer’s representatives of all the selected 18 villages were provided orientation about the modalities and guidelines to be adopted for the implementation of IFSD programme.

IFS INTERVENTIONS
Most suitable combinations under Crop husbandry, Animal husbandry, Horticulture and other subsidiary enterprises were worked out in consultation with farmers of the locality through, PRA technique, group discussion, interaction, etc.

1. CROP COMPONENT
a) Improved seeds
Improved seeds of finger millet (var. MR-6, GPU-28 and ML-365), Maize (NAH-1137) and Red gram (BRG-2) were provided.

b) Soil testing and analysis
Arranged to collect and test 368 soil samples of all the selected villages using Soil Test Mobile Van for the purpose of site specific nutrient application.

2. HORTICULTURE COMPONENT
Plant materials of backyard fruit crops such as Mango, Amla, Jamun, Musambi, Lime, Jack, Chakota, etc., were provided as horticulture component in IFSD for farm families income sustenance.

3. ANIMAL COMPONENT
Animal health camps (three) were organized mainly to address infertility in bovine, disease management and other related aspects. Improved backyard poultry birds Var. Giriraja were provided to all farm families selected.

4. SOIL TESTING AND ANALYSIS
Collected and soil samples analized 368 samples in the IFSD villages for the purpose of site specific nutrient application.

TRAINING
In addition to providing Crop, Horticulture and Animal components, simultaneously a total of 34 Off-campus and 2 On-campus training programmes were conducted to impart the technicality to suit under IFSD. Farmers were trained a technical know-how with respect to scientific cultivation of crops, INM, IPDM, soil fertility management, value addition and good animal husbandry practices.

1. HIGHLIGHTS OF IFSD IMPLEMENTATION FOR THE YEAR 2011-12 AND 2012-13

2011-12

(A) Critical inputs : Seed materials
Crop| Hybrid/ Variety| No. of Stakeholders| Qty.(Kg.)| Amount (Rs.)| Maize | NAH-1137| 155| 775| 69,750/- |
Red gram | BRG-2| 921| 4330| 3,20,420/- |
Ragi| MR-6| 676| 3300| 75,900/- |
Ragi| GPU-28| 420| 2000| 44,000/- |
Ragi| ML-365| 346| 3000| 66,000/- |
Grand Total | 2518 | 13405 | 5,76,070/- |

(B) Horticulture – Planting materials
Plant material | Variety | Stakeholder | Qty. (Nos.) | Amount (Rs.) | Mango | Alphonso| 1544| 3000| 1,50,000/- |...
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