Under the “Dang Paddy Development Project”, we are using twin approach of demonstration and capacity building project for enhancing food availability and increased income for small and marginal farmers. The twin approach is for
– Demonstrating of high yield paddy seeds with small and marginal farmers to raise awareness on importance of using good quality seed.
– Building farmers capacity through village level training and exposure visits
In year 2012-2013 we did on farm training and demonstration of high yield and low duration paddy seeds with 150 farmers in Dang district”. Our satisfaction survey with 110 farmers suggests that almost all farmers were first timer for such variety and they are very satisfied with yield quantity and quality. Our survey tells us that average increase in production was 20%-30% and almost 100 percent farmers will again go for said methodology and seed variety in next season.