Visit by NIRD

      Officials from National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad along with 28 delegates from 16 countries visited GREEN's project area on 20th January 2015 for an exposure on the impact of  MKSP in the lives of rural women farmers. The group consisting of officials from NIRD, KSRLPS, RDPR and Zilla Parishath got together with the MKSP women beneficiaries of the villages of Byregowdanadoddi, Chikamaralwadi and Terubeedi of Maralwadi division.

KISAN 2015 - Indian Agriculture Trade Fair

       GREEN Foundation and Janadhanya Farmers Federation participated in the KISAN Fair that was held at Bangalore International Exhibition Center from February 9th -11th 2015. This event was supported by Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India and Department of Agriculture and Department of Horticulture, Govt.of Karnataka while the media support was received from All India Radio and Doordarshan. A prefarbricated stand was offered complimentary to promote GREEN's pioneering research and development activities among farmers.

Rare Variety Demonstration - A visit

       The modern agricultural trend enhanced the erosion of agro biodiversity resulting in loss of valuable traditional crops and varietal local indigenous seeds.Conserving the diverse indigenous crop varieties has been an ongoing program by GREEN Foundation. The prime objective of the rare variety demonstrations is to make the community aware of the diversity they possessed and compare the performances of each variety with the existing locally cultivated strains.

Urban Krishi Mela 2014

      GREEN Foundation participated in the Annual Urban Krishi Mela held by University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore(UAS-B) at GKVK Campus, Bangalore from November 19th to 21st. The Mela exhibited different varieties of food grains like Ragi, Paddy, Field Beans, Cow pea, Red gram etc and most modern agricultural equipments.

Reaping the Organic crops with big smiles

      The Savyava Bhagya Yojane(Organic Village Program) was initiated in 5 villages of Kanakapura during the beginning of this year in collaboration with the Karnataka State Agriculture Department. Janadhanya Farmers Federation supplied the seeds for this cropping season and field staff from GREEN Foundation provided guidance to the community on the sustainable agricultural practices.



Powered by Nature - Organic Inputs

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.

Promoting Rural Entrepreneurship - Producer Groups

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 2014

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.

WEA Training - Building Women Leaders

“I feel that this land belongs to me. I am a farmer, but no one recognizes me as such,” says Manasa from Challekere, in Chitradurga District. She is not alone in her views; Manasa’s sentiments are echoed by her peers and women farmers across India.

“When I used to do all the activities right from preparing the land for sowing to sowing, weeding, harvesting and processing it was not acknowledged,” adds her friend Yashoda.

Training on assessment of climate change vulnerability and adaptation strategies

The great body of research in the international community clearly highlights the gradual change in the earth’s atmospheric conditions and the impact this will have on human livelihoods. However, for millions of the world’s impoverished and disenfranchised, 75% of whom live in rural communities where agriculture is the main source of income, the concept of climate change, as understood by the scientific community, is an alien one. 

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