This document represents the final report of project R8192, 'Enabling rural poor for better livelihoods through improved natural resource management in SAT, India'. The report describes project activities and outputs, most notably the introduction of a new social institutional arrangement for functional NR management (i.e village advisory committees) and the promotion of a diverse portfolio of NRM-related technologies.
Action-research was undertaken on the process of setting up and performance of a range of interventions: functional NR management community based organizations (CBOs) e.g. the village advisory committee Salaha Samithi (SS); water harvesting structures; soil nutrient management; bio-mass planting; improved crop varieties; legume intercrops; irrigated dry crops, including pasture; agri/horticulture and agri/silvo/pasture systems; bee keeping; forest nurseries; animal health camps; mobile AI (artificial insemination) centres; mineral concentrate blocks; sheep rearing; backyard poultry; seed planters; weeders/cultivators; threshers/strippers/shellers; chaff cutters; sprayers; sprinklers; and local custom hire centres (CHC) for the implements.
Ramakrishna, Y.S. and Subrahmanyam, K.V. 2005. Enabling rural poor for better livelihoods through improved natural resource management in SAT, India. Final Technical Report for NRSP Project R8192. Hyderabad (AP), India: Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture. 30 pp.