The AMEF-SRFI collaborative programme was implemented with an objective of strengthening efforts in guiding SRI methods of paddy cultivation and Low external input alternatives in sorghum based cropping systems in select project areas of Dharwad and Kalaghatagi taluks of Dharwad district. Broadly, the focus was on a) Guiding farmers to adopt SRI principles in paddy – in transplanted and rain-fed conditions for improved yields and reduced costs b) Promote scaling of SRI with 500 farmers old and 500 new farmers in select taluks through need based trainings c) Improving and stabilizing yields in Sorghum Based cropping system d) Promoting homestead kitchen gardens. The programme was implemented in Dharwad and Kalghatgi taluks.