Agriculture is one of the most prioritized areas of IEERD’s work including agro-allied activities. Since inception it focuses on with a variety of initiatives. They are imparting raining to farmers and farming-workers, introduction of new agro-devices/machines/tools, organic farming promotion, horticulture development, formation of farmers Clubs (FCs), Loans for Farming families for cultivation, Farmers’ Exposure visits and such many. IEERD believes if not helping the farming families who feed us and our nation is an ineffaceable iniquity.
So Far Achievements
Capacity Building through Adoption of Technology for Farmers
“Agriculture: With a Difference, New Perspective & New Skill”
To increase the small and marginalized farmer productivity, and to provide gains by reducing poverty, increase nutrition in Agri-Production, improve knowledge and increase income of farmers with better, faster and cheaper services, we have provided 660 small and marginalized farmers trainings in Vizianagaram District, Andhra Pradesh on Organic Farming, NPM methods and Multi-Crop cultivation.
These farmers were also trained on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to make them learn the importance and key role of knowledge exchange, targeted recommendations, market integration and access to finance to make agriculture a profitable enterprise to attract their children and youth in our society.
200 Farmers were sensitized about the ill effects of chemical fertilizers and pesticides on crops, soil and environment, human and animal health. They were sensitized through kalajatha cultural activities and lectures by the experts in the field of agriculture from Agriculture Station, Adilabad District, Telangana State, India. These 200 farmer families are from Adilabad District, Telengana State, were actively involved in this project. Around 400 acres of land was cultivated through organic farming method. These 200 organic farming families were benefited in various methods enhancing their knowledge, skills, and economic status, social perspective through us.
Also 60 small and marginalized farmers were given trainings in Animal husbandry, Azolla and Vegetable cultivation by Prof. Guruva Reddy at Guntur Lamb Farm, Andhra Pradesh India for 14 days each, for each module. These farmers were from Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh.
Pests and pesticides contribute to the major economic and ecological problems affecting the farmers, crops and their living environment. To overcome this situation in Kandukuru District, Andhra Padesh, more than 300 Farmers were sensitized and trained about the ill effects of chemical fertilizers and pesticides on crops, soil and environment, human and animal health. Farmers were sensitized through cultural activities, video shows and lectures by the experts in the field of agriculture from Agriculture Station, Prakasam District, AP, India. Around 600 acres of land was cultivated through organic farming.