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Integrated Farming System:

Integrated Farming System (IFS) is a complex related matrix of soil, plants, animals, implements, power, labour, capital and other on and off farm inputs influenced to varying degrees by political, economical, institutional and social factors that operate at many levels. The farming system therefore, refers to the farm as an entity to inter dependent farming enterprises carried out on the farm. For this purpose, the Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) techniques and situational analysis methodology have been followed. KVK emphasise on adapting IFS where the available resources,crops and manpower are systematically utlized for the maximum benefit on a sustainable basis.

Empowerment of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Farm households in Agroclimatic Zones of Uttar kannada through Integrated Farming System Approach

A prestigeous project is received from the Department of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka to empower SC & ST farmers and farm house hold through Integrated Farming System. The Transfer of Technology (TOT) centres coming under the technical back stopping of Directorate of Extension, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad looking after this project.

Under this programme to empower the SC and ST farmers in Uttar Kannada district two talukas have been selected as below.

Name of the Taluka
Village
Category
No. of Farm House Holds
Acro Climatic Zone
Year
Sirsi
Tigani & Naruru
SC
43
Zone -9 (Hilly and Midland Zone)
2010-11
Bhatkal
Kuntavani & Konar
ST
40
Zone 10(Costal)
2010-11
Haliyal
Jataka Hosur
ST
21
Zone - 9
2011-12
Sirsi
Andagi,Ramapur,Hebbatti, Kantraji
SC
42
Zone -9
2011-12
Sirsi
Achnalli , Nurkulkoppa
SC
19
Zone-9
2012-13
Yellapur
Ummachagi, Borihonda, Nandibavi
ST
19
Zone-9
2012-13

An Integrated Farming System including Agriculture,Horticulture,Agroforestry,Floriculture,Live stock, Composting,Vegetable ,Marketing through commodity groups for sustainable agriculture is planned. The programme is so planned that the beneficiaries get regular income by short term field crops,flower crops and vegetables and fixed income at regular intervals by planting agroforestry species like teak,sheme babmbo etc.