Group from TN is helping make agriculture profitable

June 30, 2017 0 Comments

Do you want to help the farmers in Tamil Nadu, after coming across the alarming number of farmer suicides? Then meet a group of people who came together through social media for a common cause of helping the farmers in the state.

On January 26, 2017, more than 170 people formed an organization, Farmer Friendly Initiative (FFI) aimed at enriching the lives of farmers by enabling them to continue farming in the most profitable and chemical free manner.

Of the 170 people, some have been practising farming, some are retired agricultural officers and some are IAS officers. We had sessions with farmers, we spent the month of February understanding the problems of the farmers; we met farmers who use chemicals, and also organic farmers, said Naveen Subramanium, a member of FFI.