Agriculture

Our goals are to promote natural ways of farming, end dependence on chemical fertilisers and pesticides, and increase agricultural yield. Natural farming nurtures the soil and ensures continual groundwater recharge. In order to support it, we promote trees on farm boundaries, emphasise seed-saving, and are working on providing irrigation facilities.

One of the most important next steps is to work on repairing soils that have degraded from years of chemical farming. Another step forward is to encourage the cultivation of additional crops, especially those that require less water. An emphasis remains on dairy farming and cow breeding, as cows play an essential role in natural farming.

Mushroom Cultivation Training in Uttarakhand

Women from self-help groups (SHGs) in the neighboring Uttarakhand villages Dunda and Udalka received a ten-day training on straw-based mushroom cultivation to...

Ricycle: A Low Cost Rice Planting Machine

Sustainable agriculture requires water, sun, soil, physical ease and access. In Indian villages, farming is a family activity but women perform majority of the...