Bringing back traditional farming in Uttarakhand

26 Feb 2018

traditional crops A TERI initiative, funded by the Louis Dreyfus Foundation, in chosen villages of Uttarakhand has been working to revitalise the region's traditional crops and practices to improve local food security in a sustainable manner. While these crops are rich in many important nutrients and resilient to disease, drought, etc., their use and acceptability had declined over the years. TERI worked with the local population, including farmers, in awareness creation, agricultural practices and capacity development.

TERI's efforts led to improvement in nutrition of 2,000 families (around 8,000 indirect beneficiaries), enhancement of resource use efficiency, conserving traditional knowledge and practices, and conservation of the environment.

Tags
Uttarakhand
Farming
Agriculture
Millets
sustainable agriculture
Livlihood
Traditional Farming