వేరుశనగవిత్తనాల ఎంపికలో రైతుల భాగస్వామ్యం

Details

Native varieties seeds are brought back in to mainstream farming through this program. These are evaluated in farmers fields against locally popular improved varieties and Hybrids. On the day of participatory seed evaluation event farmers are made into groups and asked to observe, measure and feel the varieties grown in small plots in the trial. The farmers gathers back after about one hour and CSA team coordinates for evaluation of varietal characters based on the samples brought and taking into account of farmers perceptions. The varieties that are preferred by the majority of the farmers would be promoted in the next year. The seed would be made available through local seed banks.