Sustainability Practices

Sustainability Practices

Community groups are encouraged to follow basic principles in farming:

  • Conservation agriculture: use of no-till practices and cover crops to conserve water and increase fertility of soil.
  • Drought-resistant crops: plant a variety of crops to increase the amount of food available under drought conditions.  These include finger millet, sorghum, pearl millet, cowpeas, green grams, dolichos lablab and pegion peas.
  • Intercropping: plant different species of crop and trees to increase yield, and protect against crop failure.
  • Zero-grazing: take the fodder crops to the animals, collect the manure, and benefit animal and soil.
  • Cover cropping: use nitrogen fixing cover crops and mulch.