9072Re: [fukuoka_farming] About small farms in India
- Mar 1, 2009Arjun,
Here is addresses/phone numbers of the some of the farmers whom you can visit. Some of these are not natural farmers, but definitely organic farmers.
Mobile - 9447644358
Land line - 0490-2385286
You can find some details about him - http://talent-kerala.net/previous/2006/sep/21.htm. Articles about him was there in different agriculture magazines after he won the Karshakashree award.
He is making a living from the income from the land, and also pays the for the EMI for the loans he had taken for purchasing the land and as well as for agriculture. So you will be able to get an idea, how a family is able to manage with income from the farm, doing integrated farming.
Mobile - 9249929231
Land line - 0487-2272328
He is an old person who started NF when he was fed up chemical based farming because of the high cost. He has mainly cocount,banana,arecanut, vegetables etc.. He does not bring anything from outside,but just uses mulching and try to grow some thing in every inch of land.
Land line - 0491-2856117
He mainly cultivates coconuts, banana, vegetables etc..He does not irrigate his coconut trees, which is very rare in Kerala. He also completely follows the natural farming principles. He mentioned to me, continous coverage is required for NF paddy cultivation and also cow is not effective in NF...
Krishnappa Dasappa Gowda
Bannur, Tq- T. Narsipura, Dt- Mysore
He follows zero budget farming methods of Subhash Palekar. But he grows lots of vegetables, coconut, arecanut, paddy, sugar cane and good mix of intercropping.
He is a famous organic farmer in Karnataka. He mostly follows the NF, but some times uses cow dung etc. His farm in White field was visited by Fukuoka.
There will be some farms which belongs to the people of this list, which I haven't addressed.
--- On Fri, 2/20/09, parshini.kadavu <parshini.kadavu@...> wrote:
From: parshini.kadavu <parshini.kadavu@...>
Subject: [fukuoka_farming] About small farms in India
Date: Friday, February 20, 2009, 10:42 AM
Dear farmer friends,
To keep my mind positive with hope about small farms ( less than 5
acres) based on organic/natural methods of farming which are also bio
I want to plan a visit to some farms all over India. I would be grateful
if group members would help me with suggestions of which farms to visit,
contact persons, telephone nos, & email address/ postal address etc.
If any group member wants to travel with me, do let me know, then we can
plan it accordingly.
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