Agronomic innovations refer to location-specific innovative practices used to improve soil fertility and crop management in rainfed conditions.
A range of often very location-specific innovative farming practices, approaches and technologies exist that improve sustainability, increase output and productivity (efficiency).
Lack of farmer centric extension approach has been a major challenge, in the adoption of these ecologically-appropriate technologies and practices. However, there is huge scope in integrating farmers’ local knowledge with science-based formal knowledge for developing agronomic innovations at the village level.
|DSR (DRY DIRECT SEEDED RICE)||PRADAN in Hirbandh, Bankura, West Bengal|
|NON PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT (NPM)||Several RRA Network members in collaboration with SHPL|
|SYSTEM OF RICE INTENSIFICATION (SRI/SCI)||By many RRA Network members including AKRSP-I, RRA Malkangiri in Odisha, VSK, SPS, PRADAN, and WASSAN|
|CUSTOMIZATION OF BULLOCK OPERATED IMPLEMENTS||WASSAN, RRA Malkangiri|
- Processes to ensure farmers’ participation at various stages of the evolution of the innovation, including technological adoption, adaptation and diffusion at the farm level.
- Processes to investigate and document the impact of agricultural policies on technology adaption and efficiency and production intensification