The Green Revolution in India relied on hybrid varieties and intensive application of irrigation and fertilizers to boost production of staples like wheat and rice which indirectly stimulated erosion of land races and wild varieties of traditional crops which are rich in nutrients. The micronutrient crisis has hit India. Unhealthy agricultural practices by the marginalized farmers to increase productivity degrade the natural ecosystem, soil productivity and break the nutrient value chain. Unorganized marginalized farmers and weak operational functionality of Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies which are working for production and marketing agricultural products and their hinders to achieve broader social and economic goal of the members under these Cooperatives and also socio-economic development of the nation. -
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In Bankura, agriculture accounts for almost 70% of the district's income whereas 80% of the farmers are small & marginal. Around 98500 farmers are engaged with 305 PACS which are operational in...
In Bankura, agriculture accounts for almost 70% of the district's income whereas 80% of the farmers are small & marginal. Around 98500 farmers are engaged with 305 PACS which are operational in the district in agricultural production and marketing. Choosing one member from each PACS and building their capacity aims to reach to all 98500 farmers under PACS and around 2 lakh unorganized local farmers in their respective geographical regions. They will motivate, build up their capacity, monitor and map the quality products maintaining natural ecosystem. This will ensure the generation and flow of nutrients from the environment to people. Customer subscription at pre-cultivation session will make customer being more aware of environmental-friendly products than other products in the same product category. Likewise, this may encourage agricultural industries to manufacture and market such products. The emerging trends of Eco label products will definitely open a new market for Ecoforce.