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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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

Agri Inputs

Preparation and handling of various inputs, including seeds, fertilizers and pesticides are covered here

Crop Production

Package of practices for various crops, IPM, latest technologies, weather and marketing are detailed here

Post Harvest Technologies

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

Agro enterprises

Various Agro based enterprises suitable for small and marginal farmers are detailed here

Best practices

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

Policies and schemes related to agriculture, animal husbandry, fisheries and rural employment are covered

Agri Credit

Topics related to agricultural credit, credit institutions and related schemes are covered in this section

Agri Insurance

Various insurance products that cover agriculture and allied activities, their details such as premium, coverage area, claim procedure etc are highlighted

Agri directory

Provides links to various websites and portals related to Agriculture and allied sectors

Discussion Forum

Platform to discuss various issues related to Agriculture and allied sectors

Dr.N.Balasubramani Oct 07, 2015 02:10 PM


SARIKA SANIL Sep 10, 2015 02:39 PM


Dr. abdul saboor guari Aug 10, 2015 08:27 PM

in reply of Md. jaslam . It is not correct, most of not uneducated. now a days we have several agri-universities and the same time we have practical + theory. give lesson / teaching by directors octor prof research scholars,even post graduate teacher.theoretical as well as practical along with demonstration given to the cultivators . kindly note. abdul

Surjeet Singh Jul 27, 2015 06:29 PM

very useful article but need to educate the farmers about the machination and will be practices to achieve sustainable growth.

Vishwas Jul 27, 2014 09:39 AM

I have seen many sources of "Package of Practices" but have never seen anything that details the process of what goes on in developing a "Package of Practices". Also is there any format/guidance (similar to CPGs in medical field) regarding it's content, validation of quality before it is published? And once it is published who is supposed to use it and how they use it?

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