Collaborative Project titled “Livelihood and Nutritional Improvement of Tribal Farmwomen through Horticulture” Launched at ICAR-CIWA

The Inception Workshop of Collaborative Project on ‘Livelihood and Nutritional Improvement of Tribal Farmwomen through Horticulture’ was held at ICAR- Central Institute for Women in Agriculture (ICAR-CIWA), Bhubaneswar on 17th June, 2015, under the Chairmanship of Dr. S. K. Srivastava, Director (Acting), ICAR-CIWA.

Inaugurating the programme, he suggested the project team to move ahead with keeping in mind the expected outcome at the end of two years of this project. Earlier, Dr. Naresh Babu, PI of the project welcomed the collaborative partners and gave an introductory appraisal about the project. Dr. L. P. Sahoo, Co-PI proposed vote of thanks.

This project aims at development of livelihood and nutritional improvement of tribal farm women in a National Perspective, covering arid zones, Himalayan region and vegetable production under rainfed conditions with the introduction of need based basket of technologies/ varieties. The project will be implemented with ICAR-CIWA, Bhubaneswar as lead centre and with four collaborating centres viz., ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute at Pali, ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research at Varanasi, ICAR-Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture at Mukteshwar and ICAR- National Research Centre on Litchi at Muzaffarpur.