Goa Govt Pays Farmers to Go Organic

Its a sunny day at Rosie and Peter’s Kitchen Garden and Food Forest in Anjuna, a village in the coastal state of Goa, India.

Long after the harsh summer, a torrential coastal monsoon, and the dreaded October heat have come and gone the farm reveals abundance. Verdant, almost overgrown, it requires careful navigating over ridges and mulch-covered trenches, to explore the interiors. Its hard to imagine that just nine months ago, this 26,000 square foot piece of degraded land was filled with with debris and junk. Today, it is home to over 45 varieties of vegetables and fruit (likely to double in the coming months), including tomatoes, spinach, red and green amaranth and roselle leaves.