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About Farmers Federation Goa
The net sown area of the State is 1.31 lakh ha out of a total geographical area of 3.61 lakh ha and the cultivable wasteland including fallow land and current fallow is 0.53 lakh ha. About 0.29 lakh ha are sown more than once. The gross cropped area is 1.60 lakh ha. The cropping intensity is 122%. The major food crops grown in the State are paddy, sugarcane, vegetables, groundnuts, pulses, etc. Paddy being the main crop is cultivated in the Kharif season (June-September) as the South West monsoon rains provide abundant water. The crops grown in the Rabi season (October-February) are confined to areas where there is assured water supply.
The main horticultural crops are cashew, coconut, areca nut and garden crops like mango, pineapple, jackfruit, banana, etc. Oil palm cultivation has also been taken up in the State. Vegetable cultivation and floriculture are also undertaken in certain pockets to a limited extent. Vanilla cultivation has been introduced by some progressive farmers.
Goa has a distinction of having around 63% of the gross cropped area under horticultural crops. The limited availability of land in Goa calls for intensive and high-tech horticulture cultivation. Polyhouses, green houses, sprinkler and drip irrigation etc can lead to enhanced productivity and cultivation of variety of crops. The demand side is very strong in Goa for the entire spectrum from local vegetables to exotic species and flowers due to the presence of large number of high end hotels and tourists.