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Case Studies | Agriculture | India | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023
From Lantana Weeds to Kodo Kutki: A Tale of Agricultural Revival
Abstract: In the year 2009-2010, the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) embarked on a transformative journey in Batwar village, Madhya Pradesh. This journey, rooted in community empowerment and sustainable agricultural practices, Through the formation of a committee within the village known as the Gram Paryavaran Samiti, the community started working together to bring about positive changes. One of the major challenges faced by the community was the proliferation of Lantana, an invasive species that had disrupted the local ecosystem and made agricultural endeavors a daunting task. In response, a comprehensive plan was put forth within the Gram Paryavaran Samiti to eradicate Lantana from the village's landscape. In 2019-2020, with collective determination, the community successfully cleared the land of Lantana, paving the way for the restoration of native flora and fauna.
Keywords: Lantana Weeds, Kodo Kutki, Agricultural Revival
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,
Pages: 348 - 351