Pokkali: An Exquisite Climate Resilient and Organic Rice-Prawn Production System for Future

Jacob, Sumi and Subramanniyan, Shinoj (2022) Pokkali: An Exquisite Climate Resilient and Organic Rice-Prawn Production System for Future. Kerala Karshakan, 10 (5). pp. 4-8.

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    The globe is facing faster climatic changes in the 21st century than in the past. The world’s average temperature is rising and is accompanied by flooding, drought, and erratic rainfalls. The change in soil and water salinity is a peripheral impact of this utmost weather conditions. These climatic changes have a significant effect on agricultural production, making climate -adaptive crops extremely valuable at this time. Pokkali is the oldest indigenous rice variety that has 3000 years of organic cultivation and climate resilience history. The journey of Pokkali rice began from a flood, where earlier Pokkali was wild rice that was seen in the western ghats of India and was carried by the flood to low-lying coastal saline areas. All the climatic stress was overcome in this great journey and it developed resistance to flood and salinity. It is grown in the water-logged, coastal regions of Ernakulam, Thrissur, and Alappuzha districts in Kerala and is well known for its flood, saline tolerance, and high nutritional value. The rice got its name Pokkali, because of its notable height, which can grow up to 6 feet. In Malayalam, Pokkali is a term used to describe someone who dominates in height over others. Pokkali rice cultivation alternated with extensive aquaculture is known as Pokkali farming.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Pokkali
    Subjects: Agriculture
    Socio Economics and Extension > Krishi Vigyan Kendra
    Socio Economics and Extension
    Divisions: CMFRI - Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK)
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2022 05:23
    Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 05:23
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/16456

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