Updated on 23 September, 2014
 
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TRAINING FOR FARMERS OF KARNATAKA

CIKS provided training on System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method of paddy cultivation to the farmers in Gurmitkal taluk of Yadhgir district of Karnataka working under the guidance of Vrutti Livelihood Services, Bangalore.

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FARMERS' FIELD SCHOOL (FFS) – ATMA PROGRAMME

This programme on Farmers' Field School (FFS) under the ATMA programme is being implemented in Bhuvanagiri block of Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu.

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EXHIBITION AT CHENNAI

We had organised an exhibition with support from NABARD on 26 th and 27 th February at C. P. Art Centre in Chennai. It was inaugurated by Ms. Lalitha Venkatesan, Chief General Manager, NABARD on 26 th February.

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TRAINING FOR FARMERS OF KARNATAKA DISTRICT

CIKS as a resource agency provided training on System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method of paddy cultivation to the farmers in Gurmitkal taluk of Yadhgir district of Karnataka under the guidance of Vrutti Livelihood Services, Bangalore.

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REVITALISING RAINFED AGRICULTURE (RRA) TRAINING WORKSHOP

Between 10th and 14th December, a five days training programme was organized by the RRA network for providing training on various technical aspects to the network members who are implementing the comprehensive pilot programmes in various parts of India.

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TRAINING FOR ANDHRA FARMERS

A group of 22 women farmers accompanied by two staff members from Farmers Training Centre, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh visited CIKS Sirkazhi field station on 4 th and 5 th December.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PILOT PROGRAMME FOR STRENGTHENING RAINFED AGRICULTURE

CIKS is implementing a pilot programme on strengthening rainfed agriculture in Jawadhu hills block of Thiruvannamalai district in Tamil Nadu from June 2012 onwards with support from Revitalizing Rainfed Agriculture (RRA) Network of India. For detailed report of the project click here.

Some of the highlights of our intervention through this project are,

  • Detailed seed survey has been conducted and more than 30 small millet varieties have been identified.

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POVERTY REDUCTION THROUGH SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE IN SOUTHERN INDIA

CIKS in collaboration with Vrutti Livelihood Resource Centre (VLRC) is implementing this three year project from July 2012 in Kancheepuram, Thiruvannamalai and Nagapattinam districts. This project is being supported by DFID, UK under the DFID Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF) Impact Window. It is co-funded by HIVOS, Netherlands. This project aims to enhance incomes of small holder agricultural households in 3 districts (Kancheepuram, Tiruvannamalai and Nagapattinam) of Tamil Nadu, India, in an accelerated and sustainable way.

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CREATING LIVELIHOODS THROUGH ORGANIC FARMING

Agriculture is the supporting structure of the Indian economy; however, the growth in the agriculture sector has been slow. The government of India, through the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), has initiated several welfare measures – increasing agricultural credit, technology transfer, strengthening agricultural extension, supporting and popularizing new and appropriate technologies, improving market access and linkages - to accelerate the growth in this sector.

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TANWABE SHG VERMICOMPOSTING UNIT AT ALLIVILAGAM

The contribution of women to rural economy has often not only been neglected but under-estimated as well. They are, even today, seen only as ‘care takers' and ‘home makers'. As a consequence they have less access to productive resources and opportunities – land, education, financial services, technology, and rural employment. In spite of this gender bias, the contribution of women to household income has been changing over the years in the rural areas.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR PROJECT ON SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS THROUGH ORGANIC FARMING IN TAMIL NADU

Our Centre implemented this project in Tamil Nadu with support from Jamsetji Tata Trust, Mumbai. The project activities were implemented in Kancheepuram, Ramanathapuram, Dindigul and Nagapattinam districts. Some of the highlights of this project.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS

PRODUCER COMPANY ACT IN TAMIL

A tamil translation of the Producer Company Act (which forms a section of the Companies Act, 2013) is now made available by CIKS. Currently, a large number of producer companies are coming into existence and they have expressed a strong need for the basic material in Tamil. We hope this will be of great help to them. We also plan to bring out similar material as a series in Tamil which will be of use to producer companies.

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BOOKS ON SEED SYSTEMS

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A series of 10 books on various aspects of seed systems with particular emphasis on rainfed areas has been published as part of the seed node activities of CIKS under the Revitalising Rainfed Agriculture Network (RRAN). The titles of the publications are, A Manual on Seed Production and Certification, Seed Storage Techniques – A Primer, Seed Production Techniques for Cereals and Millets, Seed Production Techniques for Vegetables, Seed Production Techniques for Oil Seeds and Pulses, Seed Treatment Techniques, On farm Conservation of Indigenous Seeds, Seed Production – Experiences from the Field, Seed Situation Analysis and Home Gardens for Seed Conservation and Supplementary Nutrition. These publications can be accessed and downloaded by clicking on the book image found above.


A TOUR OF OUR EXPERIMENTAL FARM

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CIKS maintains a 11.14 acre organic farm in a village called Sukkankollai which is in the Maduranthakam taluk of Kanchipuram district in Tamil Nadu. It is 4 kms from the famous Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary. The farm is an important hub for all our activities.

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It is good to swim in the waters of tradition, but to sink in them is suicide.

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LOOKING BACK

Some important milestones for CIKS in the past ten years .

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