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  • Opening up new vistas for international
    research in agriculture...

  • Opening up new vistas for international
    research in agriculture...

  • Opening up new vistas for international
    research in agriculture...

  • Opening up new vistas for international
    research in agriculture...

  • Opening up new vistas for international
    research in agriculture...

  • Opening up new vistas for international
    research in agriculture...

  • Opening up new vistas for international
    research in agriculture...

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The Kuttanad area of Kerala was declared by FAO as a GIAHS (Globally important Agricultural Heritage System) on the basis of a proposal prepared by MSSRF. Kuttanad is also a Ramsar site and a reputed destination for water tourism. Over the years, the Kuttanad ecosystem has deteriorated considerably due to human interventions, flooding and other ecological disasters.

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Kuttanad

Kuttanad known as the rice bowl of Kerala covers the Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam Districts of Kerala, India. Kuttanad stretches for 75km from Kollam in the south to Kochi in the north and is nestled between the foothills of the Western Ghats in the east and the comparatively elevated plains of coastal Alappuzha in the west. The entire region is a mosaic of backwaters, rivers and numerous waterways and canals, extensive paddy fields enclosed by dykes and coconut groves.

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GIAHS

Across the world based on diverse natural resources available, specific agricultural systems and landscapes have been created, shaped and maintained by generations of farmers and herders using locally adapted management practices.

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Below Sea level Farming

Kuttanad is one of the few places in the world where farming is carried around 4 to 10 feet (1.2 to 3.0 m) below sea level. It is a unique and globally important agricultural heritage system & the farmers here are famous for Biosaline farming.

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Ramsar site - Kuttanad

Kuttanad has been declared as one of the Ramsar (international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands) sites. The Vembanadu – Kol wetlands is one of largest Ramsar sites on the southwestern coast of India as per the guidelines of

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Kuttanad known as the rice bowl of Kerala covers the Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta
and Kottayam Districts of Kerala,

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Kuttanad known as the rice bowl of Kerala covers the Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam Districts of Kerala, India.

Kuttanad known as the rice bowl of Kerala covers the Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam Districts of Kerala, India

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Kuttanad known as the rice bowl of Kerala covers the Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam Districts of Kerala

Kuttanad known as the rice bowl of Kerala covers the Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam Districts of Kerala, India

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