The contribution of agriculture to India’s GDP has been on the decline and currently is at 15 percent, it is a sector which provides employment to 65 percent of the country’s population but it is stagnating. The techniques of farming been practised in India is obsolete and ineffective, which leads to farmers being trapped in the vicious cycle of debt and crop failure. SEED is impacting the lives of farmers and helping them to increase their productivity by introducing them to modern techniques of agriculture. We are ensuring that we regularly update the farmers with latest and innovative methods of farming. SEED has established Kissan Seva Kendras in many project villages where the farmers take advantage of support system and receive counselling through regular follow up sessions and dissemination of IEC materials.
SEED believes in farmer empowerment and as an endeavour arranges mobile vans to travel from village to village carrying the latest agricultural information personally to the homes of project villagers. We also encourage the formation of Farmer’s Clubs in villages, where agriculture experts conduct training sessions with farmers, focusing on mushroom farming, organic farming and other highly productive farming techniques. The farmers are also informed about various agriculture & entrepreneurial schemes of NABARD and other available government schemes for their upliftment.
SEED is actively engaged with farmers training them on how they can ensure fertility of soil and restore soil health by adopting the practice of vermi-composting. We also give importance to Horticulture development, enabling farmers to enjoy profits throughout the year by cultivating crops during the off-season as well.
In India, most villages have farm land set aside for horticulture development, where large plantations are maintained, based on the climatic conditions, saplings of Guava, Jamun, Jack-fruit, Kalaunji and Lemon are then planted.
SEED has been working hard to ensure the farmers are using progressive methods of farming which in turn would be productive for the villagers and enable them to improve their standard of living.