Vizag-based start-up trains farmers for organic food

Visakhapatnam: Vizag-based start-up 19Farms teaches farmers the traditional way of farming. The process is based on Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) model introduced by Indian agriculturist Subhash Palekar. The company also procures the organic produce from them and provides marketing support and technical assistance to them. The ZBNF model is a holistic method of farming in which farmers enrich the soil fertility using natural bio-degradable components such as cow-dung, urine and friendly earthworms to grow healthy plants within zero-budget.