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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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Celebrating biodiversity

‘Unity for Diversity’ was the motto of the People’s Biodiversity Festival held in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, from October 13 to 16, 2012. The program enabled local, regional, national and global networking for policy correction and collaboration regarding...

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Sustainability in organic farming certification

Recently, GREEN hosted a farmers’ meet in Kanakapura, for community members seeking organic farming certification through the Participatory Guarantee System (PGS). The main aim of this exercise was to identify, through interaction with the community, strategies that...

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Food from your garden: ‘oota from thota’

A growing number of people in urban cities and towns are looking to adopt a healthier, better rounded lifestyle. Many are increasingly becoming aware of the benefits of organically grown produce and are enthusiastic about setting up kitchen gardens in their homes. The...

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Organic farming certification: PGS meet

The PGS Meet at Maralawadi Hobli, facilitated by GREEN on 25th August, aimed to raise awareness of organic farming certification in the project area, with the objective of increasing the number of certified farmers within the community. Certification is done through...

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