Evaluation of Integrated Farming System Model for Small and Marginal Farmers of Telangana State

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M. Goverdhan
Ch. Pragathi Kumari
S. Sridevi
M. V. Ramana
K. Suresh

Abstract

The study was conducted to develop Integrated Farming Systems (IFS) model for limited irrigation situation. The land was earmarked for developing 1 ha. land for marginal/small farmers with crops, horticulture, fodders and animal components. This system resulted in total productivity of 41.4 t ha-1 yr-1 Rice Grain equivalent Yield (RGEY) along with employment generation of 830 man days. The net returns from 1 ha of crop + livestock (dairy and goat) + horticulture farming systems model was Rs. 2,17,336/-. Of this total net income, crop component including fodder comprised 27.74%, horticulture component comprised 4.41% and livestock unit shared 67.85%. Besides cash income, IFS generated employment for family labour. Recycling of bi-products from the livestock unit, sustains soil productivity.

Keywords:
Integrated farming system, productivity, employment generation, economics, livelihood, recycling

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Goverdhan, M., Kumari, C. P., Sridevi, S., Ramana, M. V., & Suresh, K. (2020). Evaluation of Integrated Farming System Model for Small and Marginal Farmers of Telangana State. Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 39(10), 126-134. https://doi.org/10.9734/cjast/2020/v39i1030636
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Original Research Article

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