Cultivation of these crops will be assessed through demonstration of 14 different varieties of eight seed spices.
ICAR-National Research Center on Seed Spices, Ajmer an apex organisation involved in research and development of seed spices. Institute has developed various technologies via production technologies, organic cultivation and post-harvest technologies in seed spice.
Koraput, Odisha which is a tribal and aspirational district has great possibilities for cultivation of seed spices due to favourable climatic conditions.
In the first phase of the project feasibility for cultivation of these crops will be assessed through demonstration of 14 different varieties of eight seed spices.
In next phases, demonstration & training will be given to tribal farmers on various technologies developed by ICAR-NRCSS via organic cultivation, post-harvest value additions and seed production of seed spices and linked them for marketing agencies, so that entrepreneurship skill will be developed among them.
The project will be implemented in collaboration with of ICAR- ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Regional Station, Koraput; AICRP Spices; Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology and Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society.