This article reviews work that had the objective of introducing agricultural technologies in a marginal dryland area, the Khanasser Valley, northwestern Syria. The highly variable rainfall is barely sufficient to support livelihoods in this traditional barley

Amidst the multidimensional problems and issues that dent the livelihoods of farmers in India, mixed cropping comes as a fresh breeze of hope. As the model plays as a risk reduction measure, farmers can rest assured that even in the face of an unforeseen event causing failure of a crop, they can still put a smile on their faces.

The small farmers of Central Himalayan region are achieving high level of diversification through rotation of pure crops in space and time, and through mixed cropping systems. The system with a potential to feed the hill population and conserve natural resources, requires serious attention from the policy makers, to survive.

Enabavi, a village of 52 families, is abuzz. It is hosting farmers from the nearby Kallem village who have come here for tips on profitable agriculture. Those who missed the excitement of the Green Revolution in the 1960s can get a glimpse

In Dhala, farmers have been blending traditional and

Field trials were conducted for the validation of integrated pest management (IPM) package for the castor and pigeonpea intercropping system in rainfed agro-ecosystem for the state of Andhra Pradesh, India during 2002 and 2003 seasons.

Food security has become incresingly important globally as well as at domestic front as the global foodgrain production is not keeping pace with increasing population.

Studies on the population of key pests and natural enemies in RCH 134 Bt and non-Bt cotton hybrid under sprayed and unsprayed conditions were carried out under intercropped conditions. The cotton crop was intercropped with okra, pigeon pea, castor and cowpea to enhance the population build up of cotton jasid, whitefly, spotted bollworm and coccinellids.

Watermelon farming in garlic fields brings success in Natore Md Ashraful Alam . Natore THE farmers are cultivating watermelon side by side garlic on a large scale in the Chalan Bil area under Gurudaspur upazila in Natore this season inspired by last year's success. The farmers are now getting interested in farming of watermelon as intercrop with garlic without tilling before transplanted aman cultivation.

In order to sustain and promote the economy of livestock sector as complimentary component, fodder-based feeding strategies provide ample opportunities for economising the economic productivity. A vast array of forage species are grown under varying management situations in different agro-ecological regions. April 2008