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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.

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]
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

National Conference on BhumiSuposhan

Akshay Krishi Pariwar is formed on the subject ofOrganic Agriculture. Ekalavya Foundation Chairman Manya P. Venugopala Reddy ji is the National Vice President of Akshay Krishi Pariwar. The Central Government is likely to derive its inputs from this apex body for expanding chemical free agriculture in the country in a big way by formulating appropriate policies for encouraging non-chemical agriculture through various fiscal and policy measures.

Theory & Practice of Masanobu Fukuokas Natural Farming

In this 7-day workshop with permaculture and natural farming teacher Larry Korn we will explore the philosophy and practical techniques of Masanobu Fukuoka, pioneer and world leader of the natural farming movement. This is a rare opportunity to get an inside look at what natural farming actually is, and who Mr. Fukuoka was as a person.

Agragamee Farmers Convention

Agragamee is organising a Farmers Convention on 27th October at Bhubaneswar in which 300 Farmers across the state will participate. The Government Officials, Farmers Organisations and CSOs will participate. Some Nationally eminent persons articulating on the Issues are also invited to address the Farmers. Odisha Government is finalising the Policy on Organic Farmers. The PKVY ( Paramparagat Krishi Vikash Yojana ) is being implemented in many districts with full support of the Government. In this context, this Convention has a lot of significance.

Workshops on Biodynamic Farming & Vegetable Production

Bhaikaka Krishi Kendra is organising two workshop on biodynamic farming & vegetable production Workshop on biodynamic farming is from 12th to 16th December 2017. The second one is from 17th to 20th December 2017 on Vegetable Production

HP Gov calls for research on zero budget natural farming

Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat gave a clarion call to the scientists to conduct extensive research on zero budget natural farming and develop new farm techniques to save the farm community. The Governor was speaking at the 14th Convocation of Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Agriculture University, Palampur in Kangra district on Sunday.

Second Vikalp Sangam

This food sangam in Rajasthan hopes to touch upon social, political, cultural, ecological and economic dimensions of food in an interactive format. The Sangam is envisioned as a 4 days event

4th Exchange on Ecological Farming

This course will help you design a small urban space or a small farm so that you can step out of the chemical food cycles, provide wholesome organic food for your family and possibly create a small farm-based business.


Workshop On Biodynamics – Kodaikanal 2017

The Biodynamic Association of India (BDAI)is conducting a 6-Day Workshop on Biodynamic Farmingfrom 11th September to 16th September2017 at Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

RCEP and FTAs: Impact on Small Farmers, Women Farmers, Dairy Farmers

Certificate Course in Agroecology

Applications are invited for admission into a 6 months certificate course in Agroecology to be organized by the Centre for Pollination Studies in collaboration with Norwegian University of Life Science

Malnad Mela

Vanastree is a small collective dedicated to promoting forest garden biodiversity and food security through the conservation of traditional seeds.

Workshop On Biodynamics – Nainital 2017

The Biodynamic Association of India (BDAI)is conducting a5-Day Workshop on Biodynamic Farmingfrom 9th June to 13th June 2017 at Nainital, Uttrakhand.
You can visit our website ( for downloading details of the workshop and for online registration please click the ‘Register Now’ button. Please find the link below to download theRegistration form and Venue details. We will be grateful if you can forward this announcement to other farming enthusiasts who may benefit from this workshop.

Chennai Seed festival

The festival will showcase Seed and food crops diversity across India. It will be and open platform for exchange of diversity and knowledge. You will also get a chance to interact directly with farmers who will be selling their produce and different other value added products during the festival.

Skill Share Workshop on System of Crop / Root Intensification

ASHA is joining hands with Chetna Organic, Living Farms, Save our Rice Campaign, PRAN and WASSAN to organise a Skillshare course in Visakhapatnam on May 19th and 20th 2017.

Natural Farming Summit 1/0

The Natural Farming Summit 1.0 will address key themes related to enhancing farm yields, improving nutritive value of crops, increasing farmer earnings and preserving local biodiversity.

Desi Cotton Mela

OFSG meeting

Organic Farmers Study Group (OFSG) meeting on Mar 25/26 2017 at Khalad, Near Pune. Dilip Kulkarni will discuss in depth an eco-friendly, stress-free lifestyle design.

Seed Savers Meet

We invite all Seed Savers/Farmer Breeders/Custodian Farmers and other Conservators to be part of the forum…

Due to limited funds we can only bear simple lodging & boarding facilities at the venue; travel expenses to Vishakapatnam and back will have to borne by the participants themselves.

Since there is exactly a month left for the program. I would request all to please book their tickets at the earliest.