Rishi Kheti: a hot bet on natural farming in India

Posted by Wherehaveyoubean

Check out this article on the success of natural farming done the Indian way.

“Our urban rich have an unhealthy fascination for foreign ideas and goods, but our villagers are usually sceptical [sic] of them. It was necessary to assure our rural brothers that ‘natural farming’ was not another Japanese import. And that similar ideas have been widely practiced in our own culture over thousands of years.”

“As a first step of rishi kheti at Rasulia, we stopped using chemical fertilisers and poisons. Some plants protested mildly, but then accepted the change. Mexican hybrid wheat tried, but was not able to do without chemicals. This, we found, was true of all highly engineered seeds.

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