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20 days ICAR-sponsored training on developments in Organic Agriculture

The Centre for Advanced and Faculty Training (CAFT) in sponsorship with ICAR is organizing a 20-day training programme, which will focus on developments in organic farming.

Bio Fach India 2018

Gardening & Waste Management for City Folk

Kisan Swaraj Sammelan 2018

Kisan Swaraj Sammelan 2018 Will Be Organised By Asha And Gujarat Vidyapith, Hosted By Jatan, In Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

http://www.kisanswaraj.in/2018/08/25/registration-now-open-for-kisan-swaraj-sammelan-2018-nov-2-4-2018-ahmedabad-please-read-fully-carefully-before-applying/ is the link where you can find the Announcement about the Kisan Swaraj Sammelan. We encourage you to read all instructions carefully. Hindi and Gujarati version will be shared soon.

You can register as a participant/register groups of participants using the form here: http://www.kisanswaraj.in/wp-content/uploads/Final_KSS_2018_-Participant-Registration-FORM-instructions_Eng.pdf

You can register for an exhibition stall, using the form here: http://www.kisanswaraj.in/wp-content/uploads/Final_KSS-2018-Exhibition-Registration-Form-and-instructions-Eng.pdf

While online registration is being explored and will have to wait for a subsequent announcement, which may happen by around 10th Sept., 2018. If you really need to take up registration through online means, please do write to us separately at asha.kisanswaraj@yahoo.in. We suggest you not to wait for on line registration as the seats will be occupied on first come, first registered basis.

Last date for registration is September 25th 2018. we encourage you to book your train tickets immediately and await registration confirmation

2nd Lesotho Permaculture Convergence

You are cordially invited to attend a Permaculture Convergence. We would love to see you there! This will be our second meeting. The first was held in March this year at Bethel Business and Community Development Center (BBCDC) in Mohale’s Hoek district, Lesotho.

The meeting will take place between Friday 14 September and Sunday 16 September 2019 at  Spitzkop Farm in Ladybrand, Free State, South Africa.

The farm should be able to accommodate approximately ten people and there are plenty of local guesthouses and B&Bs available for additional participants. Meals will be provided on the farm.

The event cost will include two nights’ accommodation (sharing where space available), dinner Friday evening, three meals on Saturday, and breakfast Sunday morning. R1,500.00/person all inclusive. R900/person-no lodging. Please prepare a brief presentation (no more than 5 minutes) to share. We will have a computer with projector available.

Limited to a maximum of 30 participants so please register asap.

Bank Details:
Acct Name: Ingrid N. Anderson
Acct Type: Current
Acct #: 52800014179
Branch Code: 230733
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ
Reference: Your name/PermConverge
To register please send your name, proof of payment, and presentation topic to:
Ivan at: ivan.yaholnitsky@gmail.com or WhatsApp on +266 5874 2991
Craig at: spitzkop@yahoo.com or Whatsapp: +27 79 643 4568

National Training in Agroecology

Every year, a 6-day Crash Course in Agroecology is held at Basudha in the district of Rayagada in southern Odisha.

If you are interested to take this course, please contact us and book your return tickets to Muniguda. We shall arrange for your pick up at Muniguda station.

This Curriculum was designed by Dr. D Deb and Prof. Stephen Gliessman of University of California – Santa Cruz, and includes hands-on, heuristic training for the uninitiated as well as expert agriculturists.

Look up the Course Curriculum

cintdis.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Curriculum.pdf

Course Fee: INR 15,000 per head (including cost of food, lodging, local transportation, and training materials for 6 days). We are unable to accommodate more than 10 trainees. Please reserve your seat soon.

Course Fee must be submitted latest by October 1, 2018 either by cheque or by online transfer. Account details are:
Account holder’s name: BASUDHA
Acc. No. 24540100013086
IFSC: BARB0BARRAC ( the “0″ is zero).

Workshop on Vegetable Production

BKK is conducting the workshop on Vegetable production during the third week of December.

Online Registration:

Note: For existing users, login with your username and password and click on Register Now button. Then follow from Step 4 mentioned below.

  1. For New users, Click on this link (Sign Up/Login) and fill out the simple form with your Name, Email address, Phone and desired Password
  2. Confirm your email address by clicking on a link in a message sent to your Email by Organichutbkk (Please check your Spam/Junk folder if don’t get in Inbox in 5 Min.).
  3. Your account will be activated. Login with your Email address and Password
  4. Fill out the Workshop registration form
  5. Select the Workshop and Accommodation.
    Note: Some types of accommodation have limited availability.
  6. Determine the Fees mentioned on the registration form and click on Register button
  7. Finally, make the payment by NEFT using details provided in the registration form
  8. The registration process is complete after you receive an acknowledgment email/SMS

Offline Registration:

  1. Download and fill out the registration form
  2. Select the Workshop and Accommodation
  3. Determine the Fees using the ‘Fee Determination Chart’ in the registration form
  4. Send the scanned/filled form to registration@organichutbkk.com
  5. Make the payment by NEFT using details provided in the registration form
  6. The registration process is complete after you receive an acknowledgment email/SMS

Note:
For Foreign Nationals, the Registration Fees are as follows –
Biodynamics Only – USD 300; Vegetable Production Only: USD 300; Both Workshops: USD 500

Workshop on Biodynamic Farming

BKK is conducting the workshop on Biodynamic farming during the second week of December.

Online Registration:

Note: For existing users, login with your username and password and click on Register Now button. Then follow from Step 4 mentioned below.

  1. For New users, Click on this link (Sign Up/Login) and fill out the simple form with your Name, Email address, Phone and desired Password
  2. Confirm your email address by clicking on a link in a message sent to your Email by Organichutbkk (Please check your Spam/Junk folder if don’t get in Inbox in 5 Min.).
  3. Your account will be activated. Login with your Email address and Password
  4. Fill out the Workshop registration form
  5. Select the Workshop and Accommodation.
    Note: Some types of accommodation have limited availability.
  6. Determine the Fees mentioned on the registration form and click on Register button
  7. Finally, make the payment by NEFT using details provided in the registration form
  8. The registration process is complete after you receive an acknowledgment email/SMS

Offline Registration:

  1. Download and fill out the registration form
  2. Select the Workshop and Accommodation
  3. Determine the Fees using the ‘Fee Determination Chart’ in the registration form
  4. Send the scanned/filled form to registration@organichutbkk.com
  5. Make the payment by NEFT using details provided in the registration form
  6. The registration process is complete after you receive an acknowledgment email/SMS

Note:
For Foreign Nationals, the Registration Fees are as follows –
Biodynamics Only – USD 300; Vegetable Production Only: USD 300; Both Workshops: USD 500

Call for Applications to Dharti Mitr: Organic Farmer Award 2018

After the success of Dharti Mitr 2017 when top 4 organic farmers in the country were rewarded at Organic World Congress in Nov 2017, ORGANIC INDIA is proud to announce Dharti Mitr 2018.

Dharti Mitr is an organic farming award that has been launched by ORGANIC INDIA to recognize the invaluable service that organic farmers provide to India’s agriculture, ecology and society. This award will recognise the outstanding efforts of three individual organic farmers by way of a cash prize and citation, on 14th November 2018, in Lucknow.

Dharti Mitr invites applications from organic farmers across the country who, through their farming practices, are helping to regenerate India’s agricultural landscapes, communities and food systems. And as a result, are contributing to the wellbeing of Mother Earth and society at large.

Fully completed application forms are to be sent with all supporting documents (including photographs, certificates, awards and/or appreciations, etc.) to ORGANIC INDIA’s Lucknow office at any time until the 15th September 2018. They may be completed in Hindi or English. The mailing address is as follows:

 

Surendra Kumar

ORGANIC INDIA Private Limited,

Plot No.266,  Faizabad Road, Kamta,  P.O. Chinhat,  Lucknow-226028 (U.P.)

This application form can also be downloaded from Organic India’s website: http://www.organicindia.com/

Don’t Waste Your Waste: How to Make Compost and Use It Too

Did you know you can turn your chilkas into palak, tomatoes and chillies with just a little bit of work? This workshop will show you how by giving you a thorough introduction to the why, what and how of composting.

Introduction to permaculture

Is there a need to grow one’s own food?
Is it even possible?

We will discuss the methods used in urban farming applying permaculture to make it more sustainable and holistic.

6th Asian Organic Rice Conference

The 6th Asian Organic Rice Conference under the theme “Best Practices & Innovations in Organic Rice Production, Marketing & Processing” will be held on Sept 18th 2018 as part of the 3rd Organic Asia Congress (OAC). The related Exhibition will continue until Sept 21st, 2018.

East African Permaculture Convergence

Sector39 is an association of leading practitioners and teachers in Permaculture design. We offer a number of Permaculture Design Courses (PDCs) throughout the year, some on a two-week intensive basis, others spread over six weekends spread over 3 months. By arrangement we can also tailor learning experiences and short courses to meet your specific requirements.

Old Seed Festival

Sanjeevini is closely associated with tribal communities in Eastern ghats, mainly Aruku region of Andhra pradesh in natural resource management, natural management and conservation of biodiversity. Sanjeevini has been supporting the farming communities in this region to continue their Traditional, sustainable agricultural practices manage forest and water resources, organize seed banks, grain banks to ensure food security and conservation of ecology. Sanjeevini Seed festival was conceptualized and initiated in 2004. Since then Sanjeevini has been organizing the event every year. During 2011 Sanjeevini received awards State and central governments for genetic conservation, biodiversity conservation.

Land and Lens Exhibition

Vanastree, and our partnering organisation Punarchith, invite you to join us for Land and Lens, a photography exhibition by youth and women farmers of Chamarajanagar and Sirsi. On the exhibition’s opening weekend, we also invite you to the Mannu-Kannu Mela—featuring a variety of much-loved products from our past Malnad Melas.

Farm Fest 2018

We invite you to spend a peaceful fun day with your family at Farm 8. This will be a festival with lots of gardening activities, community building and, of course, delicious food.

The fest will host food stalls with a specific focus on fresh foods and millets. For adults we’ll be conducting farm tours, kitchen gardening workshops, composting classes, educational games, kombucha- and pesto-making sessions, mud-building demonstrations and lots more. And for the kids there will be a special kiddie farm tour, storytelling, nature crafts, upcycling and lots more.

Decentralized Seed Systems for Climate Resilient Rainfed Agriculture

MANAGE is organizing a two days National Workshop to facilitate sharing of experiences across the country and evolving a framework for including “Government-FPO” collaboration in formal public seed systems; on 8th- 9th March, 2018 at MANAGE, Hyderabad.

The workshop is organized in collaboration with the Departments of Agriculture of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states, Revitalising Rainfed Agriculture (RRA) Network, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Mega Seed Park-IOWA State University, Bioversity International, CSA, IFHD and WASSAN.

Participants are expected from Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, and Departments of Agriculture of various states, Research Institutions, Seed Corporations of different states, civil society, custodian farmers and FPO representatives active in this area.

Draft Pesticide Management Bill 2017 Meet

The eminent panelists are:

Key-Note Address

  1. Mr. T. Nanda Kumar, Former Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India

Government of India Viewpoint: Understand the need of a new bill

  1. Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Joint Secretary, Plant Protection, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India

Topic: Indian Industry Viewpoint  

  1. Mr. Vipin Saini, Executive Director, Agro Chem Federation of India

Topic: Multinational R&D Industry Viewpoint

  1. Mr. Raju Kapoor, Leader-Corporate Affairs, Dow AgroSciences India Private Limited

Topic: Formulators Viewpoint

  1. Dr. Sandeep Singh Panwar, Regulatory Specialist, Pesticides Manufacturers & Formulators Association of India

Topic: Retailers Viewpoint

  1. Mr. Arvind Patel, Secretary, Agro Input Dealers Association

Topic: Farmer Viewpoint

  1. Shri Badri Narayan Choudhary, General Secretary, Bhartiya Kisan Sangh

Topic: State Viewpoint

  1. Dr. Balwinder Singh Sidhu, Commissioner Agriculture, Govt. of Punjab

Topic: Environmental Viewpoint

  1. Mr. Amit Khurana, Sr. Programme Manager, Centre for Science & Environment

Mr. Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Senior Journalist will moderate the discussions.

6th Beejotsav

Beejotsavat Nagpur from 6th to 8thApril2018, is a carnival of organic food, foodgrains, spices and the celebration of the sustainable, eco-friendly life style, visibility to seed saver and pastoral communities.

Workshop On Biodynamic Farming

The Biodynamic Association of India (BDAI)is conducting a 5-Day Workshop on Biodynamic Farming.
All participants are invited to the “Gems of Araku” event on 15th March where the best biodynamic farmers of the region will be awarded the prizes.

Fees:
If registered before 1st March: Rs. 13,500/-
From 2nd March, the fees will be Rs. 14,500/-
[This is inclusive of workshop fees, study materials, meals and accommodation]
Payment:
Please pay 100% of the fees and accommodation charges in advance through Net Transfer only. No Checks/DDs.
The payee details are
Payee Name:Biodynamic Association of India
Bank details:Vijaya Bank, Indiranagar, Bangalore
A/c No:130101010011429
IFSC Code:VIJB0001301

Workshop on practices and policies on rainfed farming systems

While rain fed farming systems are considered the backbone of rural communities, they are prone to several issues ranging from water stress, eroded and unsuitable soil, crop failure, food insecurity, inadequate nutrition, declining income levels, migration in search of alternative livelihoods, etc. Urgent interventions are required to revitalize rain fed farming systems and make them resilient and sustainable. The participatory workshop will be an ideal platform for various stakeholders in the rain fed farming sector to get together and share best practices, find solutions to key issues, and influence policy measures.

National Banana Festival 2018

The National Banana Festival (NBF) 2018. The festival is organised by Centre for Innovation in Science and Social action (CISSA) in partnership with Kalliyoor Grama Panchayath and a host of National and State organisations.

The festival is planned in such a way that it will benefit all who have an interest in the banana sector Producers, Consumers, Retailers, Traders, Government Organisations, NGOs and Research Institutions.

It includes National Seminar, Exhibition, Training Programmes, farmers meet and a host of other activities. This will privilege the participants in building of networking, productive collaborations apart from updating with latest knowledge and trends.

Seed Exhibition in Hyderabad

Nearly 10,000 farmers from Andhra Pradesh and Telengana, are expected to participate to and do seed exchange (mainly paddy) during these days.It will be a good opportunity for BBSM members to display and create awareness and sell seeds of local vegetables and millets and other crops like Desi cotton.

Summer crops straight from your balcony

Get ready to learn the basics of planning and running a kitchen garden, from seeding, weeding and harvesting to pest management and composting.
We guarantee you will not leave this workshop without getting your hands muddy!
What youll take away from this workshop:
-Inspiration to start your own edible garden
-Excitement about plants
-1 pot with a seedling

Dont Waste Your Waste: How to Make Compost and Use It Too

It will be leading you through the entire process of converting your kitchen waste into delicious khaad.
It will teach you to balance our dry and wet waste and ensure our compost doesnt get smelly. Different smart options for composting at home will be presented and practically introduced hands-on.

Finally, we will close the loop by showing you how you can best (re-)use your compost in your kitchen gardens to grow even more yummy veggies.
Heres what well cover:

-the basics of aerobic composting
-composting at home how to make it easy and odorless
-leaf composting and mulching
-fertilising your plants with homemade compost

And well do some hands-on work on:

-balancing wet and dry waste
-compost tea
-making a sapling pot with compost