Alternatives to Crop Residue Burning in Northern India

A new research publication entitled Fields on fire: Alternatives to crop residue burning in India has synthesized information on alternatives to crop burning (e.g. happy seeder) and analysed opportunities for adoption. The study included a range of co-authors including The Nature Conservancy, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA).
Read full media articles here and here.

India needs win-win solutions for environment and development. Our research shows that using the Happy Seeder is profitable for the farmer, improving their soils, reducing their water footprint and reducing the air pollution. The Nature Conservancy, along with its partners, is committed to supporting the government’s efforts to promote use of crop residue in the fields, and finding other science-based win-win solutions to India’s challenges.

Seema Paul, co-author and Managing Director, The Nature Conservancy India

Access the full paper here. For queries, please contact Priya Shyamsundar via e-mail.

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