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Mixed-Cropping Technique is becoming a hit in Coconut Farming

Know how Mixed-Cropping technique works in coconut farming?


When you do your favorite work, you do it with full passion, and success is sure in the work done with passion. Hailing from Kerala’s Calicut district, Leanishavas may not have been her first choice of farming, but when her interest was piqued, there was no looking back. Today she is known for new experiments in her field. He has facilitated his lifestyle by adopting the Mixed-Cropping technique.

How did farming start?

Lenishavas was interested in fashion designing, but she was connected to an agriculture group on Facebook, and from there, she got interested in farming leaving fashion designing. The support and encouragement received on this Facebook group only inspired him to move forward in agriculture. She was an active member of this group. Initially, she started growing vegetables in 50 bags and is now increasing vegetables like Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carrot, Beetroot, Moringa, Capsicum, Brinjal, Amaranth, Chili, Tomato, and Okra in more than 300 bags. She is also doing mixed cropping with coconut. Under the coconut tree, fruits like Elephant Foot Yam, Tapioca, Banana, and Dragon Fruit are produced as intercrops.

Mixed-Cropping Technique
Image Credit: ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute

Involved in a variety of activities

Along with mixed-cropping in coconut, she does poultry, rabbit, and ornamental fish farming. Apart from this, she also grows various indoor and ornamental plants.

Training skills

In December 2020, Lenishavas participated in a training program related to nursery management. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Indian Institute of Spice Research, Kozhikode, for rural youth through ATMA organized the program. They improved their farm activities by using the training they received from the program. Adopted Mixed-Cropping and set an example for other farmers.

Mixed-Cropping Technique
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Also, make Cakes

Along with supplying organically grown vegetables to other farmers, Lenishavas also provides vegetable seeds to them. Apart from this, she also gives away desi chicks to the needy. Many schoolchildren and farmers visit his farm. She is always on hand to educate and inspire them about the farm’s many activities. Along with farm activities, she also does the work of making cakes. For this, he has also formed a unit. She also makes healthy and tasty cakes from the eggs of her chickens, which she sells at an affordable price. Their cake unit is also licensed by FSSAI.

Received many awards

In 2019, he has received the award for Best Kitchen Garden (Grow Bag Farming) by Agriculture Officer through Facebook group. He has also received an award for Best Coconut Based Intercropping by the State Agriculture Minister in 2019 through a Facebook group.

Mixed-Cropping Technique
Image Credit: agricoop

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