Local, Seasonal, Organic: A Must Have for Debt-free and Chemical-free farming
Climate change is making it difficult to continue farming just a single crop with huge doses of fertilizers, genetically modified seeds and pesticides.
The tribal women in India rediscovering growing multiple crops together such that they need less water, and without and without any dangerous and expensive fertilizers, pesticides. It keeps the soil healthy, keeps them debt free.
What is their secret sauce?
- Multicropping (growing multiple varieties of plants one after the other),
- Intercropping (growing multiple varieties of plants together at the same time),
- Using traditional seeds that have stood the test of time.
- Growing hardy varieties that are disease and drought resistant.
Here is an article that talks about how tribal women in India are leading the way:
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