Navdanya Trust

Project Theme

Food Justice campaign

Target Group

Women

Project Period

01 Jun 2014 - 31 Mar 2015

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Introduction

Input intensive agriculture has resulted in deterioration of soil texture, quality and fertility with increased usage of chemical fertilisers, insecticides and pesticides. Moreover, it has increased the cost of cultivation. Crop productivity is being impacted negatively. Climate Change is adding on to the woes making the cropping systems vulnerable.

Agro-ecology is seen as an alternative to reduce the hunger and malnutrition in the world. It has already been acclaimed as an adaptation strategy to abate the impacts of climate change. Agroecological farming has not only helped in increasing food production but also improved income of farmers and enhanced food security/nutrition. In the context of climate change and environmental degradation, agro-ecology has its own environmental benefits attained through low use of resources, reduced environmental impacts (on and off farm) and protection of biodiversity. Agro-ecology increases the resilience of communities against climate change.

There is a need for serious research in the field of agro-ecology and agro-ecological farming methods that are being currently practised and exist as local traditional knowledge.

Impact by partner
  • Research monitoring of policy and advocacy related to public investments impacting seed sovereignty and food sovereignty was carried out in 2013-14. Detailed report submitted.
  • Study on Hybrid Rice and hybrid corn in different states of India and PPP model completed. A detailed report was submitted