Agrobiodiversity initiatives open women's horizons in Kerala

The Kudumbashree Mission aims to encourage agrobiodiversity projects in India and empower women farmers. These projects revive traditional and sustainable farming practices called “panchakrishi.” So far, there are 192 hamlets and over 840 hectares under this type of farming, producing pulses, tubers, paddy, millets, and vegetables. While climate change has caused a lower crop yield for some farmers, pancharkrishi has helped women diversify their crops and maintain nutritional security.

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