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  Project Name


support for publishing, and distributing Tolakari magazine



Center for Sustainable Agriculture









Andhra Pradesh

  Budget Approved


Rs 396000


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Lakshmi Gorrepati


College Park









In the context of increasing economic and ecological crisis in agriculture in Andhra Pradesh, Centre for Sustainable Agriculture in collaboration with Sahaja Aharam Consumer Cooperative has began a Community Magazine on Sustainable Agriculture by name Tolakari in Telugu. The magazine focused on bringing the experiences of farmers on ecological farming and suggestions to farmers to make a shift from high external input based agriculture to low external input based situation specific ecological farming. Also a constant effort was made to analyse the agriculture policies effecting agriculture regularly suggesting policy changes.





During 2011-12, 12 issues were brought out 1000 copies each. The copies were distributed to all the villages where CSA is working and also to enthused farmers. They could also raise about 750 annual subscriptions in the process. Several people browsing aid US website also got in touch with AID-US to subscribe the magazine.





The Magazine covered the following features Status of agriculture during the month Livestock management Recommendations for crop, pest and disease management Policy issues like Pricing Policy, Land Acquisition, Credit and Market Issues. Trees to be conserved for ecological farming Case studies of successful farmers Interviews with farmers and scientists on topics of importance



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