Livelihood improvement and empowerment of rural growers through cut flower and bulb production

The study was designed to empower and improve the livelihood of the rural poor through quality bulb production and cut flower cultivation in three districts of Kashmir valley (Kulgam, Pulwama, and Srinagar). The study started with the identification of a self-help group and the construction of polyhouses at the same locations was carried out under the supervision of the project investigator and program coordinators of the concerned KVK's of SKUAST-K.

The tenders were floated in newspapers and the lowest tenderer was selected by the committee for the construction of polyhouses. After the construction of 10 polyhouses, interested farmers were identified and 3 self-help groups were formed at each location. Each self-help group consisted of 20 farmers. They were trained with regard to bulb production as well as the cultivation of cut flowers under both open and protected conditions.

Timely training and awareness camps were organized for awareness and empowerment of unemployed youth and farmers about quality bulb/cut flower production. The main focus was on the crops like Lilium, tulip, and gladiolus. Training programs were conducted on production, harvesting, storage post-harvest handling, and market links. The main target of this research was to involve more and more rural youth resulting in capacity building and the triggering of entrepreneurship capacities among them.

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Bhat, Z & Khan, M & Wani, Muneeb & Hamid, B & Nabi, Shayista. (2022). Livelihood improvement and empowerment of rural growers through cut flower and bulb production, International Journal of Chemical Studies 2022; 10(2): 26-29

 


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