Giving a big push to organic farming
Vinobha KT, TNN Jan 20, 2014,
MANGALORE: Safe Harvest Private Limited (SHPL), a company set up by eight NGOs that works with small and marginal farmers from some of the most remote and backward areas of India, is planning to source farm produce from villages in Dakshina Kannada district.
SHPL, of which Samaj Pragati Sahayog is also a part of, plans to promote ‘zero pesticide’ products in the district too. The group is in touch with malls and super markets in the city to encourage organic farming through effective marketing. Very soon, a team from SHPL will visit villages in the district to promote zero pesticide farm produce and market it under their brand.