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Long before urban hipsters, a panchayat in Kerala had discovered the benefits of organic vegetables
Kanjikuzhi took to organic farming in 1994, in the hope of making its farmers self-sufficient. The decision paid off, making it a national model.In 1996, the People’s Campaign Programme led by Dr Thomas Isaac, who is now the state finance minister, started to evolve. “I wasn’t a politician then, but an economist,” said Isaac. “Our idea was to have a model for sustainable cultivation. But it has now evolved to include every single household here.”According to a report released in March, the organic products market in India is expected to grow to Rs 10,000 crore by the year 2020 from its current size of Rs 4,000 crore.Kanjikuzhi panchayat, with its 29,921 residents and 8,600 families, is aware of these growth possibilities. To make sure that households get all the help they need, it runs the Haritha Samruddhi Scheme under which saplings are grown in greenhouses and given to farmers for free (last year, the panchayat distributed 50 lakh saplings). Eco-friendly compost is available at subsidised rates. And then there’s the Karshiga Karmasena, a team of volunteers that goes around encouraging households to use environment-friendly ways of farming.
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yesterday by thomas.kochi
In Siebenbürgen leben die letzten echten Bauern Europas
18.05.2018 · In Siebenbürgen hat sich das alte bäuerliche Leben bewahrt. Da gibt es giftigen Schnaps, süße Büffelmilch und Weihrauch im Überfluss. Die Bauern versorgen die Kinder und Arbeiter in der Ferne mit Nahrung und Heimat. Anders wollen sie gar nicht leben.
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5 days ago by Cervus
Urban vertical farming, hydroponics
farming  agriculture  diy  urban 
7 days ago by tobym
Sarah Taber:
So, taking it that you said you live in Arizona and "your family has a farm in Chihuahua," a quick congratulations are in order. You're an absentee landowner! You're right at the peak of farming's social pyramid. Living the dream.

It's really interesting to me that the conversation around vegetarianism & the environment is so strongly centered on an assumptions that every place in the world is on the limited land/surplus plan. You know what region that describes really well? Northwestern Europe.
Twitter-moments  sarah-taber  farming  climate-change  vegetarianism  agriculture  environment  sustainability  irrigation  veganism 
9 days ago by yolandaenoch

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