Articles and You tube links on CMSA

These are few articles and press releases related to Community Managed Sustainable Agriculture – a programme that was primer to ZBNF implemented by Government of AP. While these articles talk about CMSA, it is pertinent to note that Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) programme is more rigorous. The articles given here are for reference purposes.

Nela talli – Mother Earth

Nela talli – Mother Earth, a video depicting how we are destroying the earth due to hazardous agricultural practices of unrestricted usage of chemical fertilisers and excessive pesticides. The ill-effects of these on human health, soil and ecosystem. The video further explores the solutions for these to ensure sustainable farming practices.

ZBNF Package of practices – Paddy

Rice is a staple food of Andhra Pradesh. Paddy cultivation thus is of utmost importance. The following are the Package of Practices (PoP) to be followed for paddy using the Zero Budget Natural Farming techniques. ZBNF Paddy PoP 1- Seed Treatment with Beejamrutham​ ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMDnjN3Z0qs&feature=youtu.be​ ​​ ​ZBNF Paddy PoP 2 – Paddy Nursery Preparation & Management​ …

FAO Symposium 2018 in Rome – Photo Gallery

2nd International Symposium on Agroecology: Scaling Up agroecology to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was conducted at  Rome in April 2018. According to FAO “The second symposium aimed at moving agroecology from dialogue to activities at the regional and country level by providing an opportunity for sharing ideas and experiences, while discussing policies and actions that …

From tenant to tenancity

  Name: Jetti Satyarayana Village: Ameenabad Mandal: Phirangipuram District: Guntur Shri. Jetti Satyarayana is a 65 year old farmer. As a tenant farmer he leased 1 acre of land.  Rather than getting desperate to get higher yield and start using fertilisers and pesticides he chose natural farming methodology on his fields . He took help from …

Study indicates Beejamrutha as an efficient plant growth stimulant

Treating the seeds with a mix of cow-dung and cow-urine based formulation is one of four important wheels of Zero-Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF). This mix is known as Beejamrutha. The beneficial micro-organisms present in beejamrutha are known to protect the crop from harmful soil-borne and seed-borne pathogens. Scientific experiments were conducted to find out the …