Attaining food security for a growing population and diminishing poverty while sustaining agricultural systems under the current scenario of depleting natural resources, negative impacts of climatic variability, spiraling cost of inputs and volatile food prices are the major challenges before most of the Asian countries. In addition to these challenges, the principal indicators of non-sustainability of agricultural systems includes: soil erosion, soil organic matter decline, salinization.
Conservation agriculture (CA) is a concept emerged as a response to concerns of sustainability of Agriculture. CA is resource optimization process which is integrated with good production practices of soil health, better yields, nutritional Upliftment and ecofriendly pest/ disease management.
Hence this course is designed with an aim to make a farmer / organic grower enough competent to plan, coordinate and manage the use of manures and bio pesticides / fungicides to achieve sustainable Agriculture for upcoming generations. Farmer’s Laboratory is a very innovative idea completely focused on preparation of Bio Organic inputs with a low cost technology by utilizing Microbes & metabolites. Bio-organic preparations can be developed by using bio- material available in Farmer’s kitchen and nearby local areas.
This course aims to give start to end training to farmers / students to develop very fresh bio- preparation and further establish a cost effective laboratory at Farm. These freshly prepared and used bio formulations are very effective and gives excellent results. Most importantly, agri-input cost will be reduced drastically with improved crop productivity in an organic and sustainable manner.
The offered course is a package of total three steps including two levels of training and further handholding support in the establishment of Micro laboratories. Every step / module itself is an independent course with thorough understanding of the topic covered. This course is a scientific blend of classroom / online sessions, practical demonstrations at well-established and active Micro laboratories, self-explanatory journeys of successful entrepreneurs and so on.