Rainfed Farming Systems Program under 12th FYP: Evolving an Operational Framework This workshop supported by FAO India and CRIDA Hyderabad, stems from the deliberations and recommendations of the Working Group on NRM and Rainfed Farming Systems constituted by the Planning Commission for the 12th Five Year Plan. The Working Group proposed for a National Rainfed Farming Systems Program to be taken up during the 12th Five Year Plan. This was also included in the final 12th FYP document as a part of the National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture. The program seeks to depart from the conventional input subsidy centered generic crop production improvement framework towards a more natural resources integrated, decentralized program that makes location specific comprehensive investments for revitalising rainfed agriculture.
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The publication is part of the one-year project 'New perspectives on climate resilient drylands development (2012/13)'. The project is being implemented by International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in partnership with the University of Peking in China, the RRA Network in India, and the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands Secretariat of the Ministry of State for Development of Northern Kenya and other Arid lands in Kenya. Funded by the Ford Foundation, the project is researching the assumptions, arguments and evidence that underpin national and global narratives on the drylands in order to formulate more progressive perspectives based on scientific evidence and traditional local knowledge and experience.