16th April, 2017 – Sunday

One Day Workshop on Growing Millets with Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF)
This workshop on explaining the basic principle of growing millets using the Zero Budget Natural Farming is conducted for the farmers and farming passionate urban residents. The workshop had two 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, Description of Millets, Different types of Millets, Health Benefits of Millets, Details on Millet Revolution.
In second session following topics were explained:
Procedure and advantages of Beejamrutha, Jeevamrutha, Mulching and Waphsa, Methods of Millet Model, Intercropping In Millets, Seasons of Growing Millets, Pest Management and Water Management in Millet Farming, Marketing Insights for the Millets, Value Added Products of millets, Post-harvest processing of Millets., Questions and Answer Session related to Millet Farming.
Speaker and Trainer: Millets Farmer Sri G S Raghu
Date: 16th April, 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: 41
Number of Full Time Farmers Attended: 13
Number of Farming Interested Urban Residents Attended: 28
Places of Participants: Bangalore, Kunigal, Tumkur, Nelamanagala, Kolar, Nyamathi, Ramanagara, Gulbarga, Koppala.

Farmers understood the Procedure of following chemical free farming, Steps to increase soil fertility and harvest without the inputs, Health Benefits and Growing Methods of Millets, Different Methods of Millet Farming, Intercropping in Millet Farming, making agri inputs zero in Natural Farming, Advantages of Multi-cropping model in pest management and Water management.

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