Food production should never come at the expense of human health. Sustainable agriculture is the production of food, fibre, or other plant or animal products without relying on toxic chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilisers, genetically modified seeds or practices that degrade soil, water, or other natural resources. This form of agriculture enables us to produce healthy food without compromising future generations’ ability to do the same. Sustainable farms produce crops and raise animals by growing a variety of plants and using techniques such as crop rotation, conservation tillage, and pasture-based livestock husbandry, sustainable farms protect biodiversity and foster the development and maintenance of healthy ecosystems.
VWS, a group concern of VFS has taken an initiative to educating farmers about the benefits of sustainable agriculture. They Provided awareness on organic farming to 1250 farmers, provided input support on bio fertilisers, and bio pesticides to 435 farmers and organised Save Soil Campaign (a complete package of practices on organic farming) for 230 farmers covering various Districts of West Bengal like Howrah, Hooghly, Burdwan, South 24 Pgs, Jalpaiguri, Haldibari etc. and parts of Assam.