How a jackfruit plant is helping a farmer get rich

IIHR experiments with an agreement with a jackfruit variety to boost farm income 

Can the unique genetic characters of a plant be a source of income for a farmer? They can, if a model adopted by a government research organisation to popularise and propagate a red jackfruit variety is any indication.

A year ago, the Central Horticultural Experiment Station (CHES) at Hirehalli in Tumakuru district of Karnataka, under the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR), had entered into a three-year agreement with a local farmer, Paramesha S, to produce plants by grafting them from a 35-year-old red jackfruit tree on his farm. Jackfruit from this plant is known for its colour, taste, size and phytochemical properties.....Read more


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