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Success with Sustainable Farming Practices

August 2, 2021

Mr. Gajithiren originally practiced conventional farming with only modest success. After taking advantage of the many training opportunities offered by local partner CHETHANA, he has become passionate about organic farming and shares what he knows with his neighbors. He owns three cows which provide him with milk and fertilizer and grows many different types of […]

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Higher Profits, Healthier Families

January 20, 2021

Mr. Ramaiah used to grow mainly chilies and water-guzzling cotton. Unpredictable weather patterns and traditional agriculture practices often left him with low yields, causing him to have to borrow money to pay for fertilizer, pest management and seeds so he could keep trying. His poor results, coupled all too frequently with unsatisfactory market prices, meant […]

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The Old Ways are Proving to Be the Best

June 8, 2020

Farmers in Yama’s district generally cultivate crops like cotton, chilies, and vegetables. They believed they needed heavy applications of chemical fertilizers to get good yields, even though people got sick from eating the foods grown with these methods. When local partner Chethana came to Yama’s village they tried to motivate the farmers to return to […]

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