Organic and natural farming seem to go through an important development in India. As two agronomic student engineers (from Montpellier SupAgro, France), we recently discovered natural farming, which is not much famous in Europe whereas it appears to be both socially and environmentally sustainable.
We really would like to discover that agriculture model by working as volunteer workers with natural farmers. And such an experience would be still more interesting if we can contribute in the same time to it development in India. That’s why we are planning to create an interactive map of valuable initiatives of natural farming form different region of India that situates and describes with a set of practical information the farms we would visit. Such a free of charge web application could be a useful tool for people who are looking for spatial information about natural farms, such as the nearest in order to visit it and learn about it, or detailed examples of natural farming practices, with the farms descriptions. We conceive indeed that the identification and complete presentation of concrete examples would be a good way for small producers to discover natural farming model and in this sense to diffuse it.
To realize such a project, we are looking to get in touch with some farmers who would be ready to welcome us, in order to establish a first plan of action. We would stay working in the farm some days or weeks so as to get the whole information we need to describe the initiative.
If you are interested in this project, please email me.