One Day Workshop on Adopting Basic Principles of Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF)
This workshop on explaining the basic principle of Zero Budget Natural Farming is conducted for the farmers and farming passionate urban residents. The workshop had three sessions.
Topics covered in the first session were:
Necessity of Farming in the current period, Problems faced by Farmers, Difference between Chemical, Organic and Natural Farming, Benefits of Natural Farming to Nature, Farmer and Consumer, Role of Microbes in Farming, List of false practices followed by Farmers in Farming, Science behind Plants and its Development, Green Revolution and its Impacts, What is Zero Budget Natural Farming and its advantages, Basic Four Principles followed in ZBNF.
Second Session Details:
Session is about the success story of ZBNF Farmer. Farmer from different region and different crops are invited to speak about their success story for an hour.
Progressive Farmer Invited: Sri Kumarswamy
Farming Method Followed: ZBNF, Vegetable Farming
Place of Farming: Nelamangala
In third session following topics were explained:
Procedure and advantages of Beejamrutha, Jeevamrutha, Mulching and Waphsa, Methods of Vegetable Model, Fruit Model, Cereal Crop Model in ZBNF, Details on Multi-cropping farming methods in ZBNF, Pest Management and Water Management in ZBNF, Marketing Insights for the Agriculture Produce, Questions and Answer Session related to agriculture.
Speaker and Trainer: Natural Farmer Sri Prasanna Murthy
Date: 5th February, 2017 – Sunday
Workshop Location: MHR Foundation of India(R) Training Centre, Sunkadakatte, Bangalore – 560091
Training Language: Kannada
Workshop Time: Morning 8 AM to Evening 7 PM (Inclusive of Tea, Breakfast & Lunch)
Number of Participants: 51
Number of Full Time Farmers Attended: 18
Number of Farming Interested Urban Residents Attended: 33
Places of Participants: Bangalore, Kunigal, Madhugiri, Tumkur, Nanjanagudu, Turuvekere, Nagamangala, Mysore.
Farmers understood the Procedure of following chemical free farming, Steps to increase soil fertility and harvest without the inputs, making agri inputs zero in Natural Farming, Advantages of Multi-cropping model in pest management and Water management.