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When Grapes are Sweet


Development of Farmers Collectives


Farmers in and around Chikkaballapur, Karnataka

The Challenge:

  • A predominantly tribal area with very poor socio-economic conditions
  • Poor average rainfall
  • Marginal land holdings, degraded land and high levels of migration

The Solution:

  • NABARD assisted the formation of Sri Gangadevi Grape Growers Club in association with Canara Bank
  • Conduct of regular exposure visits and awareness programmes

The Impact:

  • Significant acceptance of grape cultivation
  • Organised marketing of produce with higher returns
  • Intercropping and shift from traditional crops
  • A Farm Input Supply Centre owned by farmers
  • Enhanced economic status of farmers
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