Will Zero Budget Natural Farming Address India’s Complex Farming And Food Demands?

The project involved creating a network of Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) – a form of self organised local parastatal and outside the representative Panchayat Raj institutional network. The project thus sidestepped the mandate of the 11th Schedule of the Constitution which requires “agriculture including agriculture extension” to be governed through Panchayats. There was no extensive debate or discussion in launching the project, even in the State Assembly.

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“Beyond Corporate Driven Industrial Agriculture To Climate Resilient Agroecology: For A Hunger Free, Suicide Free, Poison Free Republic” – Delhi Workshop Report

A clear and strong case was made to promote agroecology to save farmers and advance food security across India by speakers and participants at the workshop organised by Navdanya, Environment Support Group, Center for Financial Accountability, Delhi Solidarity Group, People’s Resource Center and Focus on the Global South, in collaboration with Coalition for Environmental Justice in India, on 6th September 2019 at the Constitution Club, New Delhi.  Welcoming the audience, Anil Tharayath of Delhi Forum

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‘Agro-ecological Farming Is The Way To India’s Future’ – Report Of The Workshop Held In Bangalore On 6th August 2019

The workshop was hosted by Environment Support Group at SCM House, Bengaluru, on the 6th of August, 2019. The introduction to the workshop was given by Leo Saldanha of Environment Support Group, in which he highlighted the implications of agriculture in India being taken over by agribusiness corporations. “This is one of the most dangerous things to have happened to the farmers in India as it takes away their capacity to decide for themselves”, he

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Beyond Corporate Driven Industrial Agriculture To Climate Resilient Agroecology: For A Hunger Free, Suicide Free, Poison Free Republic

Navdanya, Environment Support Group, Centre for Financial Accountability, Focus on the Global South, Delhi Solidarity Group, Peoples Resource Centre in collaboration with Coalition for Environmental Justice in India invite you to this workshop to be held on Friday, 6th September 2019 at the Constitution Club, New Delhi from 10 am to 2:30 pm. To register your participation, please fill in this form: https://forms.gle/fthBT3kCmZtAUAhA9 OR confirm your participation via email at anil@delhiforum.net or socialmedia@esgindia.org OR call 9650015257

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Agroecological Farming Is The Way To Secure India’s Future: A Workshop Invitation

It is widely held that corporatised and centrally driven ‘Green Revolution’, ‘GMO Revolution’ and farming with hybrids and chemicals has destabilised farming and pastoral communities and caused widespread and adverse public health and environmental impacts. There is growing global concern that genetic and chemical contamination of agrobiodiversity is causing collapse of bees and other insect populations crucial to sustain food production. Alongside, climate change is worsening water distress in farms and driving massive farming populations

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Budget Push For Zero Budget Farming But Contradictions Mar Andhra’s Natural Agri Foray

Karnataka has demonstrated that standard budgetary allocation for agriculture can be rechannelled to promote agroecological farming. It is now clear that Andhra intends to move ahead with CRZBNF, with support from BNP Paribas and BMGF, as Kumar dismisses concerns raised about their involvement stating “we do not subscribe to your description of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and BNP Paribas Bank. We are clear that in the interest of the farmers and in reaching objectives

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