Grassroots innovation? A Fertilizer made of Curd is Reducing Farming costs in Bihar

Jagarnath Prasad and Ajit Kumar, both marginal farmers, have reduced the cost of production and increased their income by using a concoction made from homemade curd in place of urea as fertiliser on their fields. Both have successfully increased their production of their Kharif and Rabi crops as well as vegetables, litchi and mango. The...

Key Elements of Organic Farming

The mantra for organic farmers, which is both philosophical and practical, can be summed up thus: to source and use in an optimum, non-wasteful manner locally available natural resources employing sustainable farming methods. There are several key elements that constitute organic farming. Among them: Living soil: The most vital requirement for an organic farm is...