A Complete farming model

The Solutions:

A Complete farming model
for sustainable intensification of agriculture.
This involves:– Soil, water and land management; – Diversifying on farm; – Identifying the highest producing crop varieties;- Training for on-farm management; and
– Processing and marketing linkages.


At the heart of this is a consortium approach with the local organizations and people having ownership of the process.

Applied successfully in areas of India, China, Vietnam and Thailand and now looking to adopt in Africa.

India: Karnataka state, the complete farming model was adopted.

The Impact:

In the first 4 years:- 20-66% crop yield increase;- 5.6 to 11% rise in food production across the state over 3 years as compared to stagnant growth the 5 previous years;- 3 million farmers over 3.7 million ha, made up to $500 net gain per ha in one season; and- Total net benefits of $230m.

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