Organic Living News

Skill training of rural youth (STRY) programme on “organic farming” was organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Mon in association with National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad from February 7 to 13 at KVK office Aboi. 

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A small piece of land withered toward its imminent death with each passing day. Once home to a dense forest in the interiors of Odisha, this land had witnessed a gradual degradation.

Throughout human history, the soil has provided a source of inspiration and healing. In societies such as ours (the humble folk of rural Anatolia), that have been traditionally agricultural until extremely recently, the earth beneath our feet holds untold meaning. However, with the…

It was an acid test for Bagyavathi, a woman farmer in Karikalampakkam, when the paddy yield dropped in the first two years of her taking up organic farming. “It was seen as a risk at that time, but I believed that something good would come of it,” said the farmer, who gave up the…

Farming is just another way of working for the country,” Joseph Louis, a retired havildar tells me. A conversation with this ex-soldier is peppered with gems like these. Another one soon follows, “For me, serving in the army and growing food for people are the two most noble…

India witnessed a jump of nearly 50 per cent in organic product exports touching the Rs 5151 crore-mark ($757 million) in 2018-19.

Most people plant their gardens with little thought as to what plants grow well together. The secret to an amazing garden, though? Companion planting! 

Away from the hullabaloo of urban life, the quaint village of Viswema lies nestled in the Purvanchal Himalayas of Nagaland. Home to around 7,500 people, the sparsely populated hamlet is well-known in the North-East for its pottery craft and panoramic beauty. 

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In Kozhikode, Kerala, everyone recognises Jayakrishnan Thaazhathuveettil as the pioneer of organic paddy farming in the state. Partnering with his friend Leneesh K, Jayakrishnan has helped revive 118 traditional, rare and exotic varieties of paddy, many of which hold excellent…

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has trained a number of farmers in Palawan on organic farming and animal raising at a farm tourism destination in Puerto Princesa.