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 fertilizers, 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.
The Village Group has taken an initiative to educating farmers about the benefits of sustainable agriculture, through awareness training on organic farming to farmers, input support on bio fertilizers and bio pesticides.
A Save Soil Campaign (a complete package of practices on organic farming) was also organized for 230 farmers covering various districts of West Bengal like Howrah, Hooghly, Burdwan, South 24 Parganas, Jalpaiguri, Haldibari etc. and parts of Assam.