Agriculture

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..

Crops Grown

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.

For any enquiries regarding the agricultural activities at the Dohnavur Fellowship please contact us here.

Contact Us