Grass pea in Winter Fallows for Fodder, Food & Nutrition Security in Tribal Areas in Odisha
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Nigamananda Swain, Ashutosh Sarker, Sawsan Hassan, Mounir Louhaichi. (30/7/2021). Grass pea in Winter Fallows for Fodder, Food & Nutrition Security in Tribal Areas in Odisha.
This report is highlighting the results of the ICARDA grass pea varieties promoted within the project activities. These verities yielded around 25.4% more as compared to the local varieties. 74.1% of farmers have grown grass pea in lands that used to remain vacant till the next crop. Apart from increasing the dal (soup) consumption, grass pea has increased the net cash flow at the household level by Rs.8000 (nearly 110 USD) per ha along with increased availability of grass pea stover as fodder for the livestock.
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