Agaroo’s Organic Farmers Association

AIM

The Agaroo’s Organic Farmer Association of India has been formed with the following objectives:

  • To promote nature-friendly, scientific, farming systems and practices that are economically viable, energy efficient, climate friendly and oriented towards the conservation of the environment and the empowerment of rural communities, building upon indigenous and traditional knowledge, skills and practices. It will aim to help organize farm-households and families engaged in organic farming and connected activities into a recognizable entity that will effectively represent their interests at local, state, regional and national levels.
  • To create awareness among all sections of consumers about the detriments of conventional chemical agriculture and consequences of the Green Revolution and the looming threat of the Gene Revolution and the benefits of organically produced foods.

Activities & Achivements

  • To work with other organic farming associations inTamil Nadu & India order to strengthen the organic farming movement.
  • To undertake programmes that will increase farmers awareness of their rights; legal rights vis-à-vis right to protect organic character of an organic farm such as for e.g. air quality, water quality, etc.
  • To advocate in favour of courses on organic agriculture in agricultural and other related institutions and for these institutions to take up need based research and study on topics as identified by organic farming families (land to lab) and implement promotional activities in organic farming and sustainable lifestyles;
  • To assist families engaged in transitional organic farming to access practical know-how from experienced families or farmers through various means such as organizing regional workshops on need-based themes as expressed by the transitional farming families.

Farmer Association Members Details

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Name

Role

Area

Address

Mobile No

AGARAVU GURUPATHAM
President
Chengalpattu

58, GST Road, Opp CMC Hospital,
Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu 603001

93 6000 2000
AGARAVU GURUPATHAM
CO-Ordinator
Chengalpattu

58, GST Road, Opp CMC Hospital,
Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu 603001

93 6000 2000
AGARAVU GURUPATHAM
Secretary
Chengalpattu

58, GST Road, Opp CMC Hospital,
Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu 603001

93 6000 2000
AGARAVU GURUPATHAM
Member
Chengalpattu

58, GST Road, Opp CMC Hospital,
Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu 603001

93 6000 2000

Benifits of Farmers

Humans once subsisted by hunting and gathering, foraging for available food wherever it could be found. These early peoples necessarily moved frequently, as food sources changed, became scarce or moved in the case of animals. This left little time to pursue anything other than survival and a peripatetic lifestyle. Human society changed dramatically approximately 12,000 years ago, possibly related to the ending of the last ice age, when agriculture began. People began planting collected seeds, harvesting them and selecting successful crops. This encouraged people to make permanent homes. With a settled lifestyle, other pursuits flourished, essentially beginning modern civilization.

Without farmers supplying the basic needs of grain, vegetables, meats, and dairy, we would all be scrabbling on the thinnest of diet in an effort to duplicate what they specialize in doing for society as a whole. Society today is deeply specialized, but the core root of civilized success is the farmer.

Organic Field Prepration

As researchers discover additional medical problems associated with the use of chemicals and pesticides, many conscientious individuals are turning to organic gardening to protect their family from these problems. While the basics of preparing soil for an organic garden are similar to that of a non-organic garden, there are some important differences that should be noted to ensure an abundant, vibrant crop.

Cultivate the soil via your preferred method. This provides a number of benefits for your plants, including drainage, proper root movement to obtain the necessary water and nutrients, and aeration. Properly aerated soil ensures that roots obtain the oxygen needed to thrive.

  • Ensure the soil is not too dry. If it is too dry, it will not only appear dry but also be brittle or hard to the touch. Water the ground well and return the next day to check it again.
  • Ensure the soil is not too wet. Obvious signs include instances in which the ground is flooded is muddy.
  • Remove weeds and debris. Tilling under green matter will require waiting about a month until planting.
  • Pay a local farmer to cultivate a large garden, or use a rotary tiller to turn the soil.

Add your choice of organic matter to your organic garden plot. While plants need sunshine and water to survive, they also need the vitamins and minerals provided by decomposing organisms to thrive.

  • Place a layer of organic compost over the entire area. Approximately 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.6 cm) of compost, worked into the first 4 to 6 inches (10.2 to 15.2 cm) of soil is one of the most commonly used methods to prepare organic soil.
  • Request leaf mold from the town leaf dump, if available. The leaves should be decomposed, as fresh leaves will harm your organic garden.
  • Ask a local farmer for manure. Most family farmers will gladly offer it for free, particularly if you do the work to obtain it. Use only aged manure or it may burn your plants. If only fresh manure is available, compost it for at least 6 months before applying.
  • Raise your own organic matter by planting buckwheat, hairy vetch, or rye. Either compost these or turn them under, waiting a month before planting.

Ensure that there is adequate space for all of your plants. Planting too close together can drastically increase the susceptibility to illness of your fruits and vegetables, as well as reduce their productivity in general as they fight for the same resources.

  • Stake or cage tomato plants to prevent them from touching the soil.
  • Follow the recommendations on the seed packets or purchased plants as to spacing.
  • Transplant to another area if seedlings grow too close together.

Farmer Association Membership Application Form

Please click on Below document and download the form and submit or post to our address 58, GST Road, Opp CMC Hospital, Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu 603001   Application-Form-Farmers

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