African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6849

Full Length Research Paper

Participatory seed production of small millets among tribal farmers of Bastar region, Chhattisgarh, India

A. Pradhan
  • A. Pradhan
  • S. G. College of Agriculture and Research Station, IGKV, Jagdalpur (C.G) 404005, India.
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S. K. Nag
  • S. K. Nag
  • S. G. College of Agriculture and Research Station, IGKV, Jagdalpur (C.G) 404005, India.
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A. Sao
  • A. Sao
  • S. G. College of Agriculture and Research Station, IGKV, Jagdalpur (C.G) 404005, India.
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S. K. Patil
  • S. K. Patil
  • S. G. College of Agriculture and Research Station, IGKV, Jagdalpur (C.G) 404005, India.
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D. P. Patel
  • D. P. Patel
  • S. G. College of Agriculture and Research Station, IGKV, Jagdalpur (C.G) 404005, India.
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S. S. Rao
  • S. S. Rao
  • S. G. College of Agriculture and Research Station, IGKV, Jagdalpur (C.G) 404005, India.
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S. C. Mukherjee
  • S. C. Mukherjee
  • S. G. College of Agriculture and Research Station, IGKV, Jagdalpur (C.G) 404005, India.
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  •  Received: 30 November 2013
  •  Accepted: 21 August 2015
  •  Published: 03 December 2015

Abstract

Small millets could be better option under vagaries of rainfall and dry situation of the region when rice and other crops get failed regularly because it tolerates water stress, drought and erosion. Plenty of lands were available as upland in this region which might be converted in small millets production by participation of farmer in seed production programme for uplifting economic of farmers. Ten clusters were formed involving villages with initial technological supports to enhance productivity. The productivity of small millets from 4.00 to 20 q/ha on average with introduction of improved varieties, line sowing, weed management, nutrient management as rain fed system.

Key words: Front line demonstration, small millets, seed production, participatory mode.