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As part of Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana(MKSP), Producer Groups have been set up in GREEN’s project area with the goal of providing alternative income generating opportunities to strengthen the rural economy. These agricultural producer groups consist of 10-20 women members trained by the GREEN Foundation to effectively manage the day-to-day functioning of the group.  

Mahila Samvada, a set of interactive capacity building programs for rural women farmers were conducted in the month of August from 19th to 25th, totalling 5 batches in 5 days. The dates on which these capacity building training sessions were conducted are 19th, 20th, 23rd, 24th and 25th. The participants of these trainings included 2 SHG members from each total 128 SHGs of 11 different Panchayats.

Organic inputs are an integral part of sustainable agriculture and alternatives to chemical fertilizers and pesticides playing an active role in the act of eco-intensification. A fertile soil should have the right porosity, water holding capacity and organic matter in addition to containing all the essential nutrients required for plant growth.  Organic inputs use the crop waste materials, animal manure and other plant parts strengthening the interdependence of agriculture, agro forestry and animal husbandry.

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It was only after members of GREEN approached him that Jayappa heard of the advantages of organic farming. His first reaction was to dismiss everything he was told about sustainable agriculture;

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