Promotion of organic farming in Thoothukudi, India


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Going The Organic Way.

By a male, 46-60 years old , in Pokot, Kenya
Map of Going the organic way. It is a great challenge to try new production methods, especially in agriculture, where farmers are always concerned about loosing their crops if they changed. It is worthwhile to try, since the benefits can be immense, sometimes improving soil fertility as well as your harvest. Amos Guandam Nganga is a great example of a man took this challenge and benefited a lot from it. Amos is a full time small-scale farmer from Subukia valley who has improved well being of his people and many villagers. for the past sixty years, he was used to conventional way- with chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Then four years ago and at the age of 66, a friend gave him an issue of the organic farmer magazine. After reading it he immediately decidedto change to organic farming as he realised that it would be much healthier for him and his family and community, Moreover, he understood that he would save a lot of money if he used compost instead of chemical fertilzers. Read more.
Related to project keywords: organic farming, chemical, compost, organic, fertilizers

Organic Products

By a male, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of Organic Products In one year after reading the organic farmer, John had already put together enough materials to make his first heap of compost, following every step as outlined in a TOF article "How to make compost" John says: " I kept the article in my pocket while working on the compost heap." When we visited Hadija, and the members of Singi CBO, some years ago, he showed with pride, has well maintained compost. He had covered it carefully with a plastic sheeting to prevent sun-drying and keep it moist. He has also adopted several methods and tips he acquired from reading articles in TOF magazine. He is practising the push-pull method which is aimed at controlling stem borer in his maize crop and providing fodder to his cow apart from fixing nitrogen in the soil. He is also rearing rabbits. The change from conventional to organic farming comes with an increase in labour input John says. Read more.
Related to project keywords: organic farming, compost, nitrogen, organic, soil

Improved Farming

By a male, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of IMPROVED FARMING The people of Namalenga group consisted of both men and women involved in conventional agricultural activities. For along time the impact was not realised through the use synthetic chemical that contributed to poor yields. The group officials resolved to attend an awareness meeting by the ministry of Agricultural on food security. After this meeting, the local organisation which was interested in partnering with this group organized a training on organic farming skills which really improved the production of food which is also safe for processing and consumption. The entire group of Mamalengils now practicing this methods. Income and food secuirty acquired. Read more.
Related to project keywords: organic farming, chemical, consumption, time, use


By a male, 16-21 years old, in Busia, Kenya
Map of Farming It was a time where by small scale farmers in our community were using poor cultivation methods which resulted to low yielding in they farms .In adition to the low yeilding as a s a result of lack of financial support from the government and non-governmental organisations. It was during this time whereby an organisation named SINGI CBO was established in the area.This organisation played an active role by providing short term loans to community farmers in various groups.Finally the organisation has also played an active role by educating farmers on organic farming methods which resorted to positive impact to the agriculture sector. Read more.
Related to project keywords: organic farming, farming methods, resulted, time, various

Promoting Of Water And Soil Conseruation.

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kampala, Uganda
Map of Promoting of water and soil conseruation. Low crop animal production per unit as attribute to low soil nutritive albeit wealth condition and crop people and diseases ling farmers un rake to realized any thing out their effort and hence substrata famine there PMA Program for moldering soil fer tilts and water condition by training farmers in soil and water condensation and also construction of buns in various of the country. Read more.
Related to project keywords: training farmers, soil water, unit, farmers, promoting

Low Fertility In The Soil.

By a male, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of LOW FERTILITY IN THE SOIL. The Community of Bukalama for a long time used conventional farming which unfortunately does a lot of the opposite. Land is ploughed up disrupting the soil structures and balance, compost is substituted with artificial fertilizers mulching is negligible. As the soil structure changes, fertility drops. Soil began to reduce in volume too as organic matter is not replaced but removed with each successive harvest. Read more.
Related to project keywords: fertility, compost, organic, fertilizers, soil

Inbreeding A Problem For Farmers

By a male, 46-60 years old , in Busia County, Kenya
Map of Inbreeding a problem for farmers "Thank you for highlighting this very important issue on the sxcandal relating the dairy goats. Indeed in breeding use of poor bucks is responsible for low production and quality of the animals. Lwero widow farmers have faced problems in breeding of goats. The ministry of livestock development and other stake holders in the sub-sector took action and helped farmers who had dairy goats introducing al services for dairy farmers to go a long way of solving their problems. Many more farmers are now benefiting from the projectt. Increased income, health and employment for the youth. Read more.
Related to project keywords: increased income, farmers, health, use, quality

Nature Conservation

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of NATURE CONSERVATION Actually Mr. Opiyo makes good use of natural waste from animals by collecting them and preserving them to be used in farms during planting seasons. Instead of depending highly on factory of processed manure, he saw the importance of depending on local natural manure. As it was said, nature is best he collects the various kinds of waste from different animals, stores them in a better place to dry up waiting for use. by doing this ha led to a bigger achievement to the locality and thus improve the rate of agricultural production. Since the processed fertilizer is damn expensive to the local people, these leads to a greener change and a better future generation. Read more.
Related to project keywords: fertilizer, natural, use, improve, local


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Project Leader

James Tagore Derose

Thoothukudi, Tamilnadu India

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