A millet mela will be held here on Friday and Saturday to popularise their use in the wake of intense water scarcity afflicting agriculture in the region.The mela, to be held at Nanjaraja Bahadur Choultry, is being organised by Sahaja Samruddha, an organization popularising the use of dry crops like millets instead of water-intensive crops like paddy, in association with Hasiru Sene and Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha. Millet cultivators from 12 districts across the State will participate in the mela.
Source: Mela to popularise sowing millet tomorrow – KARNATAKA – The Hindu
At least 60 farmers, mostly from the neighboring indigenous Soliga community, as well as other small farmers including some urban origin farmers gathered for a farmer-to-farmer training session on millets at the Amrita Bhoomi agroecology center, on 2nd July 2016.Amrita Bhoomi is linked to the Karnataka State Farmers’ Movement (KRRS for its initials in Kannada language) and is La Via Campesina’s agroecology school in South Asia.
Source: Farmer-to-farmer training session on Millets at Amrita Bhoomi | Karnataka, India
Published on July 6th, 2016