Agriculture section of this portal covers majorly on production technologies of crops, livestock, fisheries, policies and schemes, best practices, farm based enterprises, Agri credit, insurance, weather, market and latest updates
Managing natural resources for sustained livelihoods
India is endowed with a rich diversity of natural resources that form the source of livelihood for majority of its population. Sustainable management of these resources is essential to ensure sustained livelihoods of the communities that co-exist with them.
Gainful employment through Agriculture and allied activities
Agriculture and allied activities (both on and off farm) provide enormous scope for gainful employment in India. Extensive forward backward linkages, strong policy support and risk management plans are some of the critical support services required by entrepreneurs in this arena.
Sharing of gained Knowledge and adopted Best Practices
Sharing of experiences gained by farmers through successful adoption of indigenous technologies, innovations and best practices, motivates other farmers and brings confidence. Effective knowledge sharing among small and marginal farmers is the need of the hour.
Agriculture section of Vikaspedia portal aims to provide relevant information and knowledge based content related to agriculture and allied sectors, contributed by volunteers in these sectors. As a stakeholder in this platform, you can express your views, share your experiences, participate in relevant discussions,update your knowledge from the available resources and disseminate the knowledge to others.
The major focus of Agriculture sector of Vikaspedia portal is pertaining to the following areas.
Preparation and handling of various inputs, including seeds, fertilizers and pesticides are covered here
Package of practices for various crops, IPM, latest technologies, weather and marketing are detailed here
Technologies developed for handling of harvested crops, processing and food safety standards are detailed here
Commercial production of cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, rabbit and pigs are discussed here
Commercial Production and scientific management of various birds are detailed here
Various aspects of fish production including inland fisheries, prawn culture, pearl culture, ornamental fish production, value added products, machineries etc are covered
Various Agro based enterprises suitable for small and marginal farmers are detailed here
Best practices adopted in sustainable agriculture, animal husbandry, fisheries, agri-based enterprises, extension practices are covered in the form of case-studies and experiences from experts and practitioners
Policies and schemes related to agriculture, animal husbandry, fisheries and rural employment are covered
Topics related to agricultural credit, credit institutions and related schemes are covered in this section
Various insurance products that cover agriculture and allied activities, their details such as premium, coverage area, claim procedure etc are highlighted
Provides links to various websites and portals related to Agriculture and allied sectors
Platform to discuss various issues related to Agriculture and allied sectors