Nanban Foundation & Nammalvar Vanagam Collaboration
Nanban foundation started on this monumental journey to enable farmers in India lead a dignified life, make organic food affordable to all people and enable all humans on this earth lead a healthy,financially free, stress free life
Organic Farming is a system of farm design and management to create an eco system, which can achieve sustainable productivity without the use of artificial external inputs such as chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
Organic farming is agriculture that makes healthy soils, healthy plants, healthy food, and healthy environment along with crop productivity.
G. Nammalvar was an Indian organic farming scientist. Hailing from the agro-based Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu, he was involved in preaching the farmers to get an edge in organic farming. Nammalvar travelled widely across the world, observed the agricultural practices in various ecological systems and based on his...
Nammalvar is a pioneer in organic farming, Nanban Foundation has partnered with Nammalvar’s Vanagam, who will help us identify farmers passionate about organic farming. These farmers will be given financial assistance for three years to support them through their transition from chemical to organic farming. In alignment with our desire to empower women through this project, the funds will be distributed to the lady of each household.
We are developing an app that will centralize data for existing and future organic farmers. Farmers can use it to understand what produce others in their geographical region are cultivating, and consumers can use it to see what products are available to them. We aim to launch the app in April.
We are working to conduct a nationwide hackathon in India and in the US to invite innovative individuals, teams, and entrepreneurs who can design plans to change the existing organic food supply chain in India or propose a new system entirely. The winner will receive funding from the venture capital arm of Nanban to implement their vision.
We have partnered with Vanagam to establish “Multiversity” across Tamil Nadu and India. These institutions will focus on providing skill-based training and organic farming education in a holistic way. Institutions sharing a common vision and ideal that learning content and medium needs to be diverse. Groups that are very local and can come together to share their learning experience with each other or with their regional / local other institutions and groups. Individuals who want to learn, share or just be part of learning experiences, its initiatives and institutions
Multiversity will bring 3 broad streams of knowledge into learning
experiences for all age groups, these are –
1.Practitioner Teacher – practitioners of crafts, skills, knowledge who are otherwise not recognized in the mainstream educational system as having been ‘qualified’ as teachers
2.Diverse ways and things to learn – learning all kinds of diverse knowledge in several ways...
We have partnered with a digital marketing organization to launch a social media, television, and newspaper campaign on organic farming and nutritious food. We believe that encouraging a shift toward healthy eating will create awareness within the public about why organic farming is not conducted on a large scale and steps we can take to get there.
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