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Plant is everything for life on the planet

Every living being needs food to eat, water to drink and air to breath. There is no exemption for this natural law. Of course, sun light and space are also...

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Sustainable farming is the way

Shri Mallikarjun Patil belongs to Mukkal village in Kalghatagi taluk in Dharwad, Karnataka. While majority of the farmers across the nation are frustrated and leaving farming as it is not...

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Sustainable production and collective marketing – A way out for farmers

Krishna Rai is an exemplary farmer and an innovative entrepreneur. His farm which carpets over a hectare of land is a magnificent model of a “forest ecosystem”, in a sense...

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Pit method of vegetable production – An innovative practice

Murugesan aged 40, lives in Gotlumarampatti village of Pennagaram taluk in Tamil Nadu. Eight years ago he bought 4 acres of land. Of this, only one-fifth of the area has...

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Ecological farming is the way forward

Indrani is a small farmer owning one acre of rainfed land and lives in Mangarai village of Pennagaram block in Tamil Nadu. Her husband is a government employee and hence...

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Kalaiselvan – Making the most of mixed cropping system

Mr. Kalaiselvan is a young and enthusiastic farmer who hails from Kovil Veerakudi of Pudukkottai district in Tamil Nadu.  Like many other places across the country, Kovil Veerakudi, has been...

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Mani Kottekad: Sustainable dairy farming with local breeds

Mr. Mani Kottekkad is a progressive dairy farmer from Kottekkad village of Palakkad district in Kerala. Till 2012, he was doing dairying with crossbred cattle. Spiralling costs of maintenance, especially...

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A N Anjaneya – Spread of an agroecological practice

Shri A N Anjaneya is a young farmer in Kumbaluru village of Harihara Taluk of Davanagere district in Karnataka. He shifted to organic ways of cultivation about 15 years back,...

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