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Climate Resilient Zero-Budget Natural Farming in Andhra Pradesh

Project led by : 

Government of Andhra Pradesh

Geographical Area
India
Theme
Development

The project enables farmers to improve soil fertility, reduce costs and risks drastically, reduce irrigation requirement, and increase yields on a large scale while preserving the quality of the production.

Project

Government of Andhra Pradesh (AP) has taken up the innovative climate change resilient, zero budget natural farming (ZBNF) in 2015 for 500,000 farmers to ensure farmers’ welfare, consumer welfare and most importantly, food security for present and future generations. ZBNF, pioneered by Subhash Palekar, enables farmers to improve soil fertility, reduce costs and risks drastically, reduce irrigation requirement, and increase yields. The food is chemical-free and more nutritious. The key innovation is that the ZBNF best practitioner farmers are playing the central role in taking the program to other farmers.

In the coming year, the program intends to reach out to 750,000 farmers. The program intends to cover six million farmers and around eight million hectares of land in Andhra Pradesh state of India under Natural Farming practices by 2024. To achieve these goals, the project leaders would like to increase the visibility of the program, broadcast the results and communicate about the impact in terms of sustainable development goals, ally with more organizations and secure additional financial support. The Scale-up Committee of the Paris Peace Forum provides tailored advice and support in several areas: Increasing the project’s visibility through strategic advice in the area of communication; reshaping of the communication strategy and communication supports increasing the project’s visibility; strengthening the research and impact stream of the work conducted.

Organization

The Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) is implementing Zero-Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) Program, through Rythu Sadhikara Samstha (corporation for farmers’ empowerment), for enhancing farmers and consumers welfare.

NEWS

Currently:The project team is strengthening the research and impact stream of their work, highlighting the impact their work has on the implementation of SDGs.

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