Case Studies

Sweet Success


Beekeepers in Mima Village, Nagaland were getting poor quality honey because of a crude and unhygienic bee-rearing technique that involved using wooden boxes. Under NABARD’s Rural Innovation Fund (RIF), a modern honey processing unit was built and 60 traditional beekeepers were trained to operate it. This resulted in an increase in the production capacity as well as the market value of Mima’s organic honey. 

Doing More with Less


The traditional method of transplanting rice was leading to over-exploitation of water for paddy farmers of Kaithal, Haryana. NABARD played a role in disseminating Direct Sowing of Rice (DSR) technology that provides water savings of up to 50%. Due to the success of this initiative, the technology is now being replicated in 15 new villages covering 750 farmers.

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