Friday, July 8, 2016

Agro forestry will be boon for farmers

'Aagadu endu kai katti kulitar' of Bangarada Manushya Film has influenced this farmer to higher extent. Working hard in his 86 acres of plot, he is not only generating good income, whereas giving job for several.

Meet this land lord, K Krishnappa, who is generating good income in organic farming and agro forestry. In his 86 acres of land in Kollegal, and Hullahalli he has grown Sandalwood, Sapota, Hebbeavvu, Neem, Jamoon, Mango, Amla and other trees and has also grown varieties of vegetables.

He says: 'By working hard we can harvest gold in our land. By practicing mixed farming farmers can become economically stronger, and also agro forestry helps to keep the environment stable.

Tips will be provided for farmers freely regarding how to improve their income, and easy methods to be followed to grow greens and vegetables organically, he said.

Speaking to Express, he said that as Organic farming is practiced good returns can be obtained within six years, he asked the small and marginal farmers to give importance for agro-forestry and practice mixed farming.

Stating free saplings of Hebbevu tree will be distributed for interested farmers, he gave a call for farmers to visit the Vanasiri Swadeshi Centre in Kuvempunagar, which will be inaugurated on December 13 and obtain information about agro forestry.

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