Integrated Livelihoods


With available land resources constant, the economic viability of agriculture increasingly being questioned, populations projected to increase and demands for diversion of agricultural land to non agricultural use intensifying, continued food security at the level of the family and the nation is at risk.

The demonstration of integrated livelihoods have revolutionized rural livelihoods by encouraging the development of integrated livelihood models based on Integrated Farming Systems (IFS), Systems of Rice Intensification (SRI), vegetable cultivation, fish rearing and micro enterprise development. These have been accompanied by multiple benefits of improved productivity, increased cropping intensity, and diversification of livelihoods, income enhancement and family level nutrition and an overall upgradation of the environment.

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