Initiative to farm organic inputs

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Initiative to farm organic inputs

Thursday, 27 December 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Farmers are trained to produce farm organic inputs by themselves. The initiative is taken by  Vasudha Organic, an initiative of PratibhaSyntex Ltd.

With efforts of Vasudha, farmers are trained to produce farm organic inputs by themselves. The effort has impacted on farmers’ life significantly, as this has reduced cost of cultivation by 40%. And dependence on market has also reduced substantially.Endorsing the promotion of just, peaceful and inclusive society, Vasudha also encourages cooperatives, democracy, and working collaboratively to create shared values.

The untamed usage of fertilizers and pesticides in farming has not only seriously affected the health of all stakeholders but also severely damaged the entire eco system.

Vasudha Organic aligns with Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs), which are adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015. SDGs provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. For revitalization of the global partnership for sustainable development, Vasudha collaborates with brands for different initiatives like Fairtrade, Peace India, Textile Exchange, SAC, Cotton Connect, C&A Foundation, BCI, India Organic etc. A fundamental element of organic cotton production is its strong commitment to global partnerships and cooperation -recognizing the interdependencies at play.

Vasudha Organic adopts a strategy to focusits vision to achieve the following:  no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, life below water, life on land, peace, justice, strong institutions and partnership for the goals, which are also known as the Global Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that everyone enjoys peace and prosperity.

"One of the major aims of Vasudha Organic is to promote organic farming to ensure that farmers earn more, spend less on inputs such as agrichemicals, and reduce dependency on the commodity market thus reducing their costs. Till 2020, Vasudha Organic aspires to double the farmer’s income from present level. “Farmers used to procure agri-inputs from market, but after making the organic inputs at their farms, the cost has been substantially reduced. Farmers can spend this money for the wellbeing of their families” said Sardar Mathu, a farmer in Malwa region.

Vasudha Organic promotes organic farming in rural regions of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan with intent that one and all get high nutritional food. Organic cotton is grown in rotation with food crops, ensuring adequate supply of high nutritional food. Engaging 35,000 farmers over 160,000 acres to produce sustainable cotton, Vasudha Team is working with farmers to develop innovative multi-cropping system for both seasons, which have potential to increase the income per acre substantially.

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