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To build a community of farmers practicing chemical-free farming, state-level programs are organized, where farmers are trained in various concepts of natural farming. 

How We Do It

The Problem

The Problem

Agriculture as it happens in Tamil Nadu and elsewhere in the world involves transaction, interaction and learning between one farmer and another. But for the last three decades, the majority of the farming population in Tamil Nadu has been practicing chemical farming. The traditional system of agriculture has been compromised and whatever set of practices given to the farmer involves the use of chemicals and pesticides. In situations where farmers are facing issues such as climate change or pest attack, the solutions available are also chemical-based. The harsh reality is that today there is no authority present that can offer direction or implementable solutions regarding chemical-free farming.

The Problem

The Solution

Isha Agro Movement (IAM), an offshoot of Project GreenHands, was launched in the year 2007 to propose a suitable model for sustainable agriculture, where the key focus is on good economic returns.

The project aims to accelerate the transition of farmers from chemical-based to sustainable systems. With a decades worth of experience, today IAM has spread its roots across Tamil Nadu. Guidance is an important aspect of the project and maximum support is extended to the farmers. The goal is to establish a stable income for farmers who practice sustainable farming.

Events

Success stories

5 stories about Isha Agro Movement

Story of Devi

Story of Devi

When I was doing chemical farming, I was not making money because the expenses were almost equal to whatever income I was getting. In fact, sometimes I had to invest money from other sources into agriculture to meet out the expenses.
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