Agroecological approaches are based on principles of living in healthy communion with nature. Leveraging contextual diversity, they promote resilience, sustainable use of resources and safe environment. One of the most critical components for promotion of ecological/ organic/ LEISA farming is biodegradable inputs – awareness,availability, willingness to experiment so as to use them as substitutes for harmful and expensive chemical options.
Based on traditional and cultural knowledge, farmers and organic farming promoters have been constantly preparing and using biological alternatives with positive results. The mainstream institutions too have recognised the multiple benefits they offer not only to the farmer but also to the Planet. However, often, they are context dependent linked to factors like biodiversity availability and the willingness of farmers.
Interesting examples of way forward have been shared by LEISA enthusiasts in spite of COVID threats. Our authors are the backbone for continued knowledge sharing. We are highly thankful to them. Not only to those who share, we are also deeply grateful to all those who read, encourage and voluntarily contribute to the sustainability of this knowledge sharing effort.
Kandaiah Pakeerathan and Gunasingam Mikunthan
Rohan Yogesh Raut
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Tsuamba Bourgou and Peter Gubbels
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