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CSA wins Sakshi Excellence award in Farming

Category : Awards , News

CSA wins Sakshi Excellence Award in farming category for the year 2016. The award was received by Dr. GV Ramanjaneyulu, Executive Director, CSA on 14th May, 2017 in Hyderabad more details (http://www.sakshiexcellenceawards.com)


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eKrishi Mobile application

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Category : eKrishi , News

We are happy to announce the launch of eKrishi crop advisory app for android. This would initially launched in english but getting translated into various Indian Languages. In addition to providing knowledge on organic/natural farming/NPM practices, this would link the farmers/field level functionaries to other master farmers, experts and scientists who can help in problem diagnosis and advice.

Register for Beta Testing of the app.

 


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2016 Organic Farming and Marketing

Category : Trainings

1st to 5th March, 2016

Register online last date for registration 14th February, 2016.

Download application form Training-2016 NOMINATION FORM

Decades back it was about oils and coca cola, few years back it was about food adulteration, few months back it was Maggi and now it is about vegetables; we all heard them for wrong reasons. Either contamination or residues or deadly adulteration making them unsafe to eat.

How did it happen? The way these foods are produced and the resources that are used to make them appealing might be making them dangerous. If we make spoil our environment, the basic needs like food, air, water too get spoiled and ultimately affects humans. Understanding this, many organisations, farmers and entrepreneurial individuals are trying to shift to natural and eco-friendly methods. There are various schools of thoughts in this approach. Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA), with its proven record of scientific and scalable approach, announces a training course on “Organic farming and Marketing” during 1st to 5th March 2016.

Venue: Hyderabad

Medium of instruction:English

For whom: the training is for the field level functionaries who are working with farmers and entrepreneurial individuals who want to learn about organic agriculture.

Expectations from the participants:

  1. Understanding English language is necessary.
  2. Agriculture experience is desired.

Course fee:Rs.10000/- per head (towards lodging boarding, course material and field visit). Participants have to make their own travel arrangements.

Content:

The course would cover the following aspects

  1. Understanding Agro-Ecological approaches
  2. Building soil fertility
  3. Understanding pests and diseases; their management in field and storage
  4. Understanding and managing seeds
  5. Field visit
  6. Organising farmers, quality management/PGS/certification and Marketing (practical would be on production and business planning)

Morning theoretical classes would be there and afternoon the practical sessions.

About CSA:

Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA) is an independent resource organization engaged in establishing models of sustainableagriculture working in partnership with NGOs and Community Based Organizations by scaling up the successes and engaging with the establishment for a policy change. CSA believes in promoting sustainable agricultural technologies that are based on farmers’ knowledge and skills, theirinnovation based on local conditions and their use of nature’s products and processes to gain better control over the pre-production and production processes involved in agriculture. CSA works with farmers to conserve their resources and their rights. CSA has scaled up the Non-pesticidal Management (NPM experiences) through Community Managed Sustainable Agriculture (CMSA) program of Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP). CSA has won Rural Livelihood Awards from Bihar and Maharashtra States for its innovative work. CSA adopts value chain approach in its work and works on production issues like seeds, soil fertility, pest management, farmer institutions for collective benefit, markets and dialoguing with government on farmers’ issues. It has a publication wing which brings out monthly magazines as well as resource books for the agriculture practitioners.

CSA is working in three states (AP, Telangana and Maharashtra) and has an experience of providing technical support in various states in India as well as abroad. On farmers’ producer organisations (FPOs) CSA has good experience with working models. CSA has formed “SahajaAharam Producer Company Ltd (SAPCL)” which is a federation of several producer cooperatives spanning across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra. SAPCL is an initiative to connect farmers with consumers.

Please send the nominations to the following address:

Centre for Sustainable Agriculture,

12-13-445, street No.1,

Tarnaka, Hyderabad – 500017

Email: training@csa-india.org

Ph. No. 040-2701 7735

For any queries, you may contact Mr. G. Chandra Sekhar – 9440450994.


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Grounding Global Seeds

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Indian smallholders in dynamic markets

Indian smallholders in dynamic markets

A study on the expectations of Hivos partners and their producers towards changing market structures within the rice chain in India

Master thesis Margriet van der Zouw

dowloand 081204MP Margriet van der Zouw – final version Annex 1-final Annex 2-final

 


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“Non- Pesticidal Management in Crops: Community Managed Extension, Processes and Impacts”

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“Non- Pesticidal Management in Crops: Community Managed Extension, Processes and Impacts”

BY

MAHESH MALGATTI

A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of Post-Graduate School,

Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

dowloand NPM thesis, plates Final Plates


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CONSTRUCTING AGRARIAN ALTERNATIVES: THE CASE OF NON-PESTICIDAL MANAGEMENT IN ANDHRA PRADESH

Constructing Agrarian Altenratives_Quartz

Constructing Agrarian Alternatives Abstract

A PhD thesis by Julia Quarz, a student of Science Policy Research from Wageningen University based on a five years research among the farmers in Andhra Pradesh.

 


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2010: Shifting Land Use Patterns in Andhra Pradesh: Implications for Agriculture and Food Security

Study on ‘Shifting Land Use Patterns in Andhra Pradesh: Implications for Agriculture and Food Security’ 

2010

Download 2010 Shifting Land Use Patterns in Andhra Pradesh- Implications for Agriculture and Food Security

Author: S. Seethalakshmi


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Open Source Seed Systems

141029 OSSN report

Study on Establishing an Open Source Seed Systems in India

supported by Hivos, Oxfam Novib, Agrobiodiversity Community

Study report by

Dr. G. V. Ramanjaneyulu

Dr. G. Rajashekar


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Study on Best Practices in Agrodiversity Conservation and Use

141020 Best Practices in Agrodiversity Conservation

A study on Best practices in Agrodiversity conservation for scaling up.

supported by Hivos and Oxfam Novib for Agro Biodiversity Community

Study report by Dr. Zakir Hussain


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