Agriculture was started by the Dohnavur Fellowship as a means of sustenance to meet the food requirement of the fellowship.
Saplings being planted
Multiple crops are planted across the year as the dependence on the 2 monsoons is quite high, especially the rain fed crops..
At present paddy, millet’s, banana, fruits & vegetables are cultivated.
Setting an example to farmers
The Fellowship has been a forerunner in implementing the latest technologies and techniques thus becoming a reference point to the surrounding farmers for the best practices to be used in agriculture.
Severe shortage of farmhands in the villages due to urbanization, lack of a minimum support price for many crops, dwindling water table due to monsoon failure & prohibitively high cost for organic certification are some of the challenges faced today, but the fellowship presses on, one day at a time.
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