Implementing Organization: Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan
Supported by: ATMA Kandhamal
Technical Support: WASSAN

The Special Programme for Promotion of Integrated Farming (SPPIF) in Tribal Areas, executed by Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan with support from ATMA Kandhamal and technical guidance from WASSAN, strives to enhance the livelihoods and income of farmers in Kandhamal’s tribal regions. Embracing the principles of Reduce, Recycle, Reuse & Recovery, the program focuses on optimal natural resource utilization through site-specific and landscape-based farming systems, promoting diversification, intensification, and integration in a cluster approach.

Objective:

The SPPIF program aims to:

  1. Optimize natural resource utilization using the principles of Reduce, Recycle,
    Reuse & Recovery.
  2. Promote site-specific and landscape-based farming systems through
    diversification, intensification, and integration.
  3. Improve farmers’ livelihoods and income through enterprises, marketing, and
    value chain interventions by WSHGs/FPOs.

Coverage:

Implemented in 30 villages and 3 gram panchayats within the Daringbadi Block of Kandhamal district, the program targets areas including Danekbadi, Plihery, and Greenbadi Gram Panchayats.

Components:

  1. Agriculture: Focuses on crop diversification and participatory varietal trials to reduce dependency on mono-cropping.
  2. Horticulture: Emphasizes the trellis system for vegetable cultivation to optimize space and improve productivity.
  3. Livestock: Enhances livestock-based enterprises through goat shelters, goat rearing, broiler rearing units, Indigenous Chick Production Units, vaccination programs, duck rearing, and fodder cultivation.
  4. Fishery: Establishes a Nano Fish Feed Mixture Unit and supports fish seed production for sustainable fishery practices.

Achievements:

  1. Agriculture: Successful crop diversification and identification of improved varieties through participatory trials.
  2. Horticulture: Increased productivity and improved crop quality through the adoption of the trellis system.
  3. Livestock: Benefits from goat shelters, broiler rearing units, Indigenous Chick Production Units, and vaccination programs.
  4. Fishery: Improved fish growth and production through the Nano Fish Feed Mixture Unit and support for fish seed production.

Conclusion:

The SPPIF in Tribal Areas, spearheaded by Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan with support from ATMA Kandhamal and technical assistance from WASSAN, has made significant strides in promoting sustainable farming and
enhancing farmers’ livelihoods. Through agriculture, horticulture, livestock, and fishery components, the program has successfully diversified and integrated farming systems, creating positive outcomes and income generation opportunities. Continued support and expansion promise sustained development in agriculture and allied sectors in Kandhamal district.

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