An organic farm revolution is brewing all over India, it appears. Many states have announced their own organic farming policies.

THE HINDU | EM MANOJ | JULY 19 2015

Production of bio-control agents, bio-pesticides and bio-fertilisers, is yet to gain momentum in public sector organisations.
Production of bio-control agents, bio-pesticides and bio-fertilisers, is yet to gain momentum in public sector organisations. / Picture from THE HNDU

Sabari, a tribal women’s self-help group (SHG) of the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) under Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) at Ambalavayal, has launched commercial production of bio-products to support the organic revolution. The members of the SHG of Nellarachal tribal colony were guided by KVK 11-years ago to enter the field to produce bio-products. They were facing hard times then, as their paddy-fields got submerged by the Karapuzha Irrigation project, according to P. Rajendran, head of the KVK.

The KVK selected 10 tribal women with SSLC qualification, and gave them six months training in fungal and bacterial culture, and packing. Under a…continue reading

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