Natural wisdom can save agriculture

The man who launched zero budget natural farming (ZBNF) in India, 69-year-old Subhash Palekar from Belora village in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region, has taken up the cause of spreading the concept as a viable and healthy alternative in agriculture.

Palekar, who was awarded the Padma Shri, shed the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides and switched to ZBNF on his 40-acre farm 18 years ago after intensive research.