FARMER TRAINING

Farming has become commercially unviable to many farmers in India, as our pattern of agriculture changed in the recent few decades. Earlier we used to live as joint families mostly in the farm or near by the farm and we had livestock attached to the farm. We had produced for our own consumption, for the cattle, for the farm labours and the rest went to the nearby local markets. Our own family members used to work in the farm, we had our own seeds saved from the previous crop, we had cows to plough the land, we had a sense of water resource management and we never had borewells, and we never depend on anything from outside to run the farm.

Things changed! Cows had gone for slaughter houses from 1900s. We did not have manures which we had produced earlier from cow dung and urine. We had to depend on tractors to plough the land. Farmers had to buy or rent tractors, machinery, manures and fertilizers. Because of the rise in expenses, farming became tough. Farmers requested their sons and daughters to get into other industries to survive. Then labours for the farm work from own family also extinguished. Farmers had started hiring labours for all the work. Farming becomes unsustainable and farmers got into debts. Now, what should be done to put back everything on its old routine? Thatís the area we train farmers on! Our training are in,

  1. Organic and integrated farming
  2. Water resource management
  3. Value addition of farm produce
  4. Fair price and Market connection
  5. Farming and rural based livelihoods
  6. Advantages of creating Farmer groups
  7. Organic Group certification

 
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