About the activity

Quality food without artificial chemicals is needed for a healthy society. After the Green revolution in India, more than 51% of the food products that are sold are found to have residues of harmful chemicals. So promotion of indigenous, self-reliant, organic farming is need of the hour.

annada arivu (1)The objectives of Organic Farming initiative are
• Promoting Swadeshi (Indigenous), Swavalambi (self-reliant) and Savayava (Organic/eco-friendly) Krishi (Agriculture)
• Revitalizing local health traditions with safe agriculture and environmental enrichment and promote an eco-friendly lifestyle
• Imparting Development education to the youth and empowering them to play a constructive, non-political, non-partisan, development-oriented leadership role

The activities under Organic Farming initiative are:
• Organizing on farm experiments
• Documentation of indigenous knowledge systems and techniques (IKST)
• Collection of ancient texts/literatures related to agriculture and allied subjects
• Organizing units at village level
• Producer – Consumer Linkage Programs
• Organizing seminars, workshops and trainings with regard to organic agriculture
• Publications
• Networking
• Youth empowerment
• Innovations / Alternatives in agriculture
• Rain water harvesting awareness camps
• Community Seed Banks–Traditional seed conservation
• Native cattle breed conservation
• Participating in national and international organic trade fairs
• Organic village program

Krishi Prayoga Pariwara – Savayava Krishi Pariwara, Bharathiya Kisan Sangha, Grama vikasa are some of the organizations pursuing the cause of promoting Organic Farming.

Impact/Statistics

  •  More than 14000 organic farmers in the state
  •  Nearly a Lakh farmers shown interest, participated in a few activities of organic farming.
  •  Nearly 1.6lakh acres of land under organic cultivation.
  • 175 taluks have taluk ‘Savayava Krishi Pariwara’ – Organic farmers’ associations.
  • Documented indigenous knowledge/techniques; traditional varieties of paddy, jack and mango used for pickling
  • Published books on organic farming, rain water harvesting, ethno veterinary practices, paddy cultivation, indigenous cattle breeds, traditional paddy varieties of Sagar and Thirthahalli taluks

Location

Throughout Karnataka

Volunteering Opportunity

  • Awareness among farmers and Consumers – Camps, jathas etc
  • Organizing – producers or consumers
  • Training – Trainers or end users
  • Marketing
  • Research / Farm Trails
  • Innovations – farmer friendly equipments / machines
  • Documentation
  • Publications
  • Media Publicity
  • Funding – raising or donating

Contact

Krishi Prayoga Pariwara
Krishi Nivasa, Kuruvalli,
Thirthahalli – 577432
Shimoga district, Karnataka State
Phone: 08181 228340 / 229340
Website: http://www.savayavakrishipariwar.org/
Email :[email protected]
Aruna – 9449623275,
Anand – 9448204831