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ICRISAT & Odisha govt implement comprehensive Project on RFM in Koraput

Hyderabad, May 25 (UNI) International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in partnership with the Government of Odisha and with the support of Pragati, a local NGO, have implemented ‘Comprehensive Project on Rice Fallow Management’ (RFM) in 2022-23 and steered away from chemical fertilizers or pesticides to the best extent possible, in the picturesque district of Koraput.
Commending the project's on-the-ground impact, ICRISAT Director General Dr Jacqueline d'Arros Hughes, said the “Project reports indicated that 53 per cent of registered farmers are women, who have seen significant income gains from growing pulses in rice fallows.
"Additionally, the increase in dietary diversity and the rise in daily per capita pulse consumption to 40 grams, meeting the Indian Council of Medical Research guidelines, are notable achievements,” Dr Hughes stated.
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