Agriculture in Gujarat forms a vital sector of the state’s economy. The state’s agricultural productivity is low. The yields are poor and in most cases do not even approaches the low level of average yield for the country. Low yields result from poor soils, inadequate rainfall, frequent droughts and floods, bad drainage, and undeveloped irrigation facilities.
The success story describes the journey of Farm Fresh Banana, a private company based in Tamil Nadu, India, in promoting precision farming technology in banana cultivation which evoked a good response. The effort has been successful in increasing the bunch weight, area and production of banana as well as the income of banana farmers in Theni district.
The Climate of coastal lowlands of Andaman Islands is not conducive for agriculture due to various environmental factors. Fewer rainy days, increasing length of dry spell along with soil salinity during the dry season makes agriculture highly vulnerable in this area.
Onion farmers in Pakistan are fed up with the exorbitant prices and poor quality of onion seed, and they’re doing something about it by reforming their seed supplies.
On 5 February 2015, the jury of the Hivos Social Innovation Award 2014 – a campaign implemented by Hivos, an international organization that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues – announced the winners at an inspiring event in Amsterdam. One of the SATNET Associates – Friends In Village Development Bangladesh (FIVDB) – was among the finalists that took centre stage and presented Organic Sack Gardening. This innovation, that allows growing vegetables cheaply and on small land, has been selected as the best project in the scaling up category. According to the jury, this innovation has the potential to make the megacity of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, a greener and healthier place to live.