Due to climate change, increased carbon footprint, harmful chemical fertilizers, migration, and unpredictable monsoons, the fate of the poor farming class seems to be in grave danger.
The micro-organisms have almost disappeared in the soil due to excessive use of chemical fertilizer and chemical pesticides. To address these key problemsABSK has since 2009, been working to improve the lives of tribal people in the selected villages of Bolpur & Birbhum Districts, showing the way to the poor farmers the effects of organic farming and crop diversification.
The tasks are being facilitated with 750 small and marginalized farmers, directly involved in organic agricultural practices covered by 11 villages. The group took the risk of converting a total of 250 acres of land into organic mode of cultivation and formation of 200 seed banks utilized by the people of 47 villages for sustainability of activities and self-reliance.
It discourage the use of chemicals based input by producing organic inputs at the doorsteps of the farmers. This not only reduced their cost of purchase of inputs like fertilizers and pesticides, it also made an optimum use of the ingredients available in abundance in nature.
To create awareness among the villagers Krishi Melas have been emphasized twice in a year on Organic Farming, organic market concept, plant protection, weed control mechanism, rain water harvesting, Bio- pesticides, crop improvement products etc. The villagers are accumulated with the skills.
Organic farming techniques, weed control mechanism, rain water harvesting, improved agricultural implements, Bio- pesticides, crop improvement products and our innovations Weeder and Marker.