The dual benefits of Kagga cultivation cum aquaculture
Coastal agroecosystems have become more vulnerable due to climate change. Farm families in the Aghanashini Estuary region, Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka, are traditional cultivators of paddy that is always submerged in saline water. Unique to this ecosystem is the saline tolerant Kagga paddy that is cultivated in a growth cycle with marine shrimp/fish. However, area under Kagga is diminishing due to changes in land use, hyper-salinity, climate change, non-availability of quality Kagga seeds, low demand, and lack of modern agro-technologies.
Design & Web – S Kannappan
Coordination & Editing – Sangeetha Rajeesh
Contributing authors – Dr. G N Hariharan., Dr. Karthik S. Muthukumar S., Manjula D. and Manikantha Gunaga
Editorial support – R Surya
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.