BENEFITING: Rainforest Alliance
EVENT DATE: Aug 08, 2013
Paddy and Wheat are the major crops in India which ensure the food security and financial stability for the rural people.To increase the productivity farmers usually engage in unsustainable agricultural practices by using huge amount of chemical fertilizers which equally degrade the nutrient values in the foods, soil productivity and natural ecosystem. Lack of awareness and initiatives to deal with these issues are major concerns in India.
This idea aims to form a Co-operatives of youth, called EcoForce, and enhance their domestic capacities through natural resources management for sustainable agriculture practices, The members Ecoforce will be selected from each existing Co-operative Societies working in the field of agriculture in a same geographical region and based on their values, willingness to participate and responsibility to generate awareness and sustainable agriculture practices in their respective geographical regions through demonstration farming. Ecoforce now will act as a single platform for production, promotion and marketing of Eco-mark products, a certification mark for conforming to a set of standards aimed at the least impact on the ecosystem.
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