Livelihood Improvement & Empowerment of Rural Poor through Sustainable Farming Systems in North East India
The mainstay of the economy of the North East states of India is agriculture and its related activities. Unfortunately, they are on the decline with slash and burn agriculture still being practised. There is a reduced fallow cycle of 2-3 years against 10-15 years in the past and steep slopes are also being cultivated. Agriculture is practised in mixed crop-livestock systems but with low inputs and low outputs.