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ICAR-Indian Grassland and Fodder Research InstituteICAR-Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute
(Indian Council of Agricultural Research)
Near Pahuj Dam, Gwalior Road, Jhansi - 284 003 (UP) India
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Project Coordinator: Dr P.K. Ghosh, Director, IGFRI, Jhansi Project Leader: Dr. Satyapriya, Sr. Scientist
To fulfill the technology gap of fodder production, IGFRI has started a outreach programme in three villages of Datia (Garea and Dhobi villages) and Shivpuri (Awas villages) District for five years with a sound strategy by a multidisciplinary team of scientist for scaling up of fodder technology at farmers field.

DISTANCE :30-40 km away from IGFRI, Jhansi

Objectives of the programme:
icon Assessment of the varietal performance of fodder crops at farmers field.

icon Technologies Demonstrations on Fodder Production and utilization in a Participatory Action Research mode.

icon Study the impact of fodder production on socio-economic status of farmers engaged in livestock based farming.

icon Participatory fodder seed production for horizontal expansion of fodder seed.

icon To demonstrate fodder conservation technologies establish fodder bank (CHARA BANK) at village level.

icon e- village: To develop and disseminate Fodder-advisories through ICTs (information kiosks)

icon Weather based Agro advisory services & Climate awareness and validation of metrological/disease models developed by IGFRI

Activities will be under the programme:
icon PVS (Participatory Varietal Selection ) varietal performance of forage crops Oat and Berseem

icon Demonstration on location specific best suited fodder production technology Fodder conservation and Value addition: Demonstration on Silage, Hay making, Area specific mineral mixture

icon Validation of IPM model for Intensive fodder production at farmers field , record of pest and disease incidence and demonstartion on seed treatment

icon Establishment of hortipasture / silvipasture

icon Demonstration on fodder on bunds / boundaries

icon Analyze the acceptability parameters of the forage crops varieties.

icon Attitude towards Fodder production and utilisation ¢ Measuring Technological gap of fodder production and utilization

icon Adoption of IGFRI recommended technologies

icon Capacity building

icon Study the change in socio-economic condition

icon Development of Farmers Instruction material

icon Fodder seed production in a participatory mode.

icon Fodder seed bank at farmers level ¢ Feed block and leaf meal

icon Densification: Bailing

icon Chara Bank at village/community level

icon e-centre and e-library at village level for fast and easy access of updated and latest farmers friendly information on fodder technology.

icon Agro - advisory services

icon Validation of stimulation/forewarning models developed by IGFRI at farmers field.

icon Impact of climate change on farm decision making

icon The e-Village concept will be implemented in the selected 2 villages .

icon The selected villages are located at the center of rural area, so that people from adopted/surrounding villages will have an access to the IT infrastructure.

icon One computer literate farmers or his wards will act as a facilitator and trainer in the village.

icon IT centre may establish at community building or progressive farmers house.

icon The project facilitator and group of selected village council members (FIG) are responsible for conducting regular e-awareness and e-literacy programmes.

icon For four year it is free to use by farmers and in the last year there will be nominal fee for use which will be charged by committee or FIG constituted at local level for running this centre.


icon Multimedia CDs will be developed on different aspect of fodder technologies and will be kept at e- centres in villages

icon ADARSH CHARA GRAM will be role model for surrounding villages in spreading of fodder technologies.

icon Proven fodder technology would be scaled out and adopted by the farmers.

icon The finding of technology gap analysis and constraints analysis would help in developing situation specific technology. o Researcher will find the most appropriate parameter to be incorporated in research

icon Checklist emerged would help in tailoring of technology as well as research methodology.

icon Time would be saved in assessment and refinement of technology.
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