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  project name ~ Natural Farming

category ~ rural development and environment

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Natural Farming

  NGO

 

Hulikadu Natural Farming

  Category

 

rural development and environment

  District

 

Mysore

  State

 

Karnataka

  Budget Approved

 

$ 2300

 

  Year Approved

 

2004

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Madhavi Vuppalapati

 


 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

The project aims at establishing a Sustainable Agricultural Farm - which is being designed as an Agroforest habitat capable of meeting most needs of the community. Main focus is around the development of agricultural practices which include soil and water conservation, collection and growing of traditional varieties of seeds, complete recycling of organic residues for enriching soil fertility, mixed cropping etc.,. Towards this they are integrating the techniques of Permaculture, Natural farming, in addition to the traditional practices of this region, which will require minimum of external inputs.


 
 

  Achievements

 

 

NA

 

  Goals

 

 

Minor millets, which are hardy and less demanding on soil and more nutritious were commonly grown by farmers earlier. We are concentrating on production and consumption of minor millets, seasonal vegetables and fruits. Towards the building up of the soil fertility, the attempt is on to develop green manuring and composting techniques. In order to achieve this, it is being planned to establish trees suited for this within the land. Nursery raising is being taken up to grow the saplings needed for planting in the area. Apart from this, attempts are being made to collect the seeds of traditional crop varieties. We plan to preserve and promote them in the long run. In the process of developing the farming techniques mentioned above, it is also planned to explore ways to build awareness among local people about the importance of soil fertility and ecologically sound farming practices. Promotion of composting, green manuring and non-chemical pest control methods to enable shift to organic methods by reducing the dependence on chemical inputs. We are also trying out building and construction work with mud and other locally available materials.

 
 

  


 
 
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