Case Study of Dr. Shashikant Salunkhe
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Tagline: “Turn to organic farming to lead a healthy and sustainable lifestyle” About the farmer - Dr. Salunkhe has been a small-scale organic farmer for 13 years in Satara district of Maharashtra. He is also an Art of Living teacher, who conducts farming, yoga and meditation courses. The primary focus of farming for Dr. Salunkhe is in turmeric and he grows the Salem and Waygaon variety. He is very well respected in his village and empowers his farmers to turn to orga
Case Study of Suresh Desaiji
Tagline- “Use the Sunlight” and practice “multi-crop ” farming About the farmer - Suresh Desai is a founding member of the Organic Farmers club in Belgaum district of Karnataka. The club has 400 members, the majority of whom grow crops organically and the others are in the process of shifting to organic farming. “Use the sunlight” is the motto of Suresh Desai. He has trained more than 1 lakh farmers in the art of making profit from organic farming. He actively promote
Tenzing Bodosa, Bodoland, Assam.
Taru sources its CTC Tea from Elephant Conservation Tea Estate on Border Bhutan Himalayan Ranges, in Bodoland,Assam. Tenzing Bodosa has built a Tea Estate Co-existing with Forest Animals, Growing Green Corridors (Food Tree Species) for Elephants in between his Estate. An Example of Eco-Tourism & Forest Livelihoods. In the year 2007, Tenzing became the only cultivator who organically cultivated tea among 12,000 farmers. His journey from a small-scale tea cultivator to a large
Bibari's Farmer Group, Assam.
Every year Bibari's women farmers group produces 30 kg black pepper in their home kitchen backyards. Pepper harvest is collected in January, when it is naturally ripened on the vines of pepper. Thereafter, greenish-black pepper in its raw form is shade dried. Black Pepper is manually cleaned by the women's group. Before black pepper, the women's farmer group bought an auto and made their income through auto rides for 10 years. Now they sell black pepper, joha rice, bora sau
Theja's Farmer Group, Nagaland.
Theja is the young entrepreneur who helps us with the farmer liasoning bit and community mobilisation. A dynamic youth, he works hard at impacting the lives of farmers near Kohima, Nagaland. We source Naga sticky rice from them which is often harvested in the month on November.
Mahila Umang, Uttarakhand.
Mahila Umang is Community owned Enterprise by Small Scale Women Farmers, to promote Ecology, Equity, Fair Trade Economics for Himalayan Farmers. Founder, Ruchi Jain -Taru Naturals, conducted Natural Farming Training for Umang Women Farmers. We, at Taru, source chamomile flowers, red chilli flakes, tulsi leaves, black bhatt beans, mustard seeds, amaranth and corn flour from them. Pan Himalayan Grassroots Development Foundation is a voluntary organization engaged in spearheadin
Tushar Shirke, Mandhar Village, Purandar Taluka, Maharashtra.
Tushar Dada hails from Mandhar village of Purandar taluka. He works with 250 organic farmers in the region and comes every week to Mumbai with fresh farm produce. Taru sources only jowar from his farmer group. During the rains, around June end every year, small-scale farmers in Mandhar disperse jowar seeds and it naturally grows in low fertile soil without any ploughing. Jowar desi seed is indigenous to his village and is climate-resilient, needs only 50 cm rainfall for gro
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