## Re: [fukuoka_farming] Land needed per family

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• Hi Damodar, Here is another calculation of land requirement for a family of 5 by late Prof. Dhabolkar. According to this 10,000 sq ft (1/4 th of an acre) is
Message 1 of 7 , Apr 9, 2009
Hi Damodar,

Here is another calculation of land requirement for a family of 5 by late Prof. Dhabolkar. According to this 10,000 sq ft (1/4 th of an acre) is enough for a family of 5 from the energy calculation point.  This project is called as 10 Guntha experiment and there are couple of locations where this experiment is going on..

I have bought 6 acres of land even though I am aware of this calculation, because a sudden change to a different life style becomes difficult.

Here are some links related to

http://www.prayogpariwar.net/pros20.htm
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articlesho/3792144.cms

http://www.boloji.com/wfs6/2008/wfs1173.htm

1 One
man needs 2500 Kilo Cal.

2 Solar energy gives 1250 Kilo Cal per Sq. ft. Per day eight hours.

3 Matured green leaves harvest only 1% of it.

4 So 100 sq. ft. for one meal.

5 We need food as well as some firewood, cloth, oil etc. it comes to 1400
Sq.ft.

We live in a family of five members per family so 7000 Sq.ft

6 We also need shelter and water each requires 1000 Sq.ft.

7 Storing place and free place for play 500 Sq.ft. for each Total 10,000

Regards,
Nandan

--- On Sun, 4/5/09, Damodara Das <damodara.bvks@...> wrote:
From: Damodara Das <damodara.bvks@...>
Subject: [fukuoka_farming] Land needed per family
To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, April 5, 2009, 11:20 AM

Dear Friends

I am Damodara from Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

I wanted to know how much land

is required for growing all the basic needs of a family of 5 persons

which includes - Food, grass for cows, Oil for lighting, Wood for fuel,

cotton for clothes.

Since we are in the process of purchasing land for x No. of families we need this calculation.

We calculated it in a following way:

REQUIREMENTS:

Rice (Cereals) : 500 Kg per family per year.

Dal : 140 Kg per family per year

Clothes : 3-sets of clothes per person per family per year.

Vegetables : Estimated in terms of land for kitchen garden.

Milk : 3-4 Litres per family everyday (includes all milk products)

LAND Calculation:

Rice (cereals) : 0.5 Acre

Dal : 0.5 Acre (This is the same land as that for rice, in rotation)

Cows Fodder : 0.5 Acre

Vegetables etc. : 2500 Sq Ft. (0.06 Acre)

Castor (for lighting), Cotton, Fuel wood trees: 1 Acre

Thankyou,

Damodara Das.

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