National Workshop on ‘Desi cotton – Unknown Treasure’
Multi-stakeholders dialogue on policy change, supply of quality non-GM cotton seeds and Marketing
24-25th Feb 2014, K.H.Patil Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hulikote, Gadag Dist, Karnataka
Desi cotton (Gossypium arboreum and G. herbaceum) varieties were grown on about 98 per cent area around 1947 and the American cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) on just around 2%. Decades after our Independence, wherein cotton played a large, symbolic role for signifying sovereignty and self-rule, the situation is now exactly the reverse.
Sahaja Samrudha in collaboration with Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture (ASHA) and K.H.Patil Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hulkoti is organizing a two-day workshop on “Desi Cotton: Cultivation and Culture”, on February 24-25th 2014.