Positive impacts from 6 CGIAR Centers coming together to implement a range of climate-smart on-farm technologies

A package of climate-smart technologies implemented by a consortium of CGIAR centers has resulted in significant income gains and increased yields for farmers (see box). The impact of these technologies that save on water and improve soil organic content were shared during a review and planning meeting of the Bhoosamrudhi project for the 2019 rainy (kharif) season.

The Bhoosamrudhi project (2015-2020) was launched at the request of the Karnataka State Government to ICRISAT to lead a consortium of CGIAR institutions working in India and to operationalize impact-oriented research for development to improve rural livelihoods in four districts – Chikkaballapura, Udupi, Dharwad and Bidar. As part of the project, improved cultivars were introduced to benefit farmers and capacity building programs are being conducted on land management, integrated nutrient and pest management.