Promotion of organic farming in Thoothukudi, India

$198 $3,792
Raised Remaining


This project will work with 300 farmers in promoting organic farming. South Asia's largest chemical fertilizer industry is in Thoothukudi,so the usage of chemical fertilizer has gone up significantly. Therefore the soil has lost its fertility. The Chemical fertilizers affects the health of the public.We plan to implement various interventions through Organic training center, Organic pharmacy, vermi composting, Printing and issue of Brochures and Establishment of Organic village.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In recent years, farmers have become dependent on chemical fertilizers and over time, local practices of sustainable farming have been lost.South Asia's leading chemical fertilizer industry is present in Thoothukudi so usage of chemicals affects people's health.As a result of over usage Chemical fertilizer have resulted in increase of Nitrogen in soil and water.The soil fertility has dropped down.Our aim is to promote organic farming techniques through 300 farmers in thoothukudi,Tamilnadu,India.

How will this project solve this problem?

This project will support 300 farmers with training in organic farming(making compost,natural fertilizers). Training centres will be used for the training.The Organic pharmacy will help them know the NPK ratio and the toxic substances used.By starting the vermi composure unit farmers will be exposed to the benefits of organic farming and they will be equipped to use the technique. By establishing Organic Village and by issuing brochures, farmers will be aware of the importance of Organic Farming

Potential Long Term Impact

Will increase the production at lower cost, Land quality is restored and farmers have increased income by implementing the organic farming methods, Through trainings farmers will be aware of the hazards caused by the chemical fertilizers. Behavioural change is brought into the farmers by performing soil tests. Food quality & soil fertility likely to improve. Energy consumption will be lower in the organic farms. On a per-hectare scale, the CO2 emissions will be 40 - 60% lower in organic farms.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $198

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $198 .  The original project funding goal was $3,990.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Project Leader

James Tagore Derose

Thoothukudi, Tamilnadu India

Where is this project located?

Map of Promotion of organic farming in Thoothukudi, India