The model is an outcome of 8 years intensive participatory work on field R & D in 2003.This model is designed to provide self-reliance and security to marginal and small farmers with institutional structures.

  • One wadi can be set up on 1 acre, feasible for small farmers.
  • Extensive technical support and training provided by ASORD.
  • Careful natural resource management for success in constrained areas. 
  • Institutional support structures like SHGs/CIGs and village level committees and cooperatives.
  • Low cost nutrient management and irrigation using vermicomposting etc.
  • Employs ASORD innovations along with farming best practices.
  • Employs frugal innovations in irrigation and pest control.