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The switch to chemical-based farming and other faulty agricultural practices have imperilled Odisha’s Similipal biosphere reserve.

·         The continuous exposure to faulty agricultural practices has garnered policymakers’ attention, and Similipal is among the 5 landscapes chosen for the Food and Agricultural Organisation’s Green-Ag project which was declared in 2018 and launched in Similipal in Oct 2021.

·         Funded by world atmosphere Facility for 6 years, the project primarily aims to remodel agricultural practices whereas guaranteeing conservation of biodiversity and forest landscapes.

·         The different four regions embrace Chambal in Madhya Pradesh, Dampa in Mizoram, desert areas in Jaisalmer and Barmer in Rajasthan and Corbett- Rajaji Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhand. Organic farming and agrobiodiversity conservation area unit among a portfolio of naturebased solutions projected within the Green-Ag project.

·         The Green-Ag project is trying to create a multi-sectoral approach to develop synergism between the agriculture and allied areas with forest and atmosphere, at the national, state and also the district level.

·         Key missions which will be targeted for strengthening embrace the National Mission on sustainable Agriculture; National livestock Mission; National Food Security Mission; National Initiative on Climate-resilient Agriculture, National Mission for agriculture and Rashtriya KrishiVikasYojana.

 

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