Isha Agro forestry – an environmental initiative under the Isha Project Green Hands of the Isha Foundation, will organise a seminar-cum-field training on cultivation of saplings on Sunday.
About 1,000 farmers from across Tamil Nadu are expected to participate in the event which aims to improve farmer’s economic situation through cultivation of saplings, which in turn enhances the environment by increasing the green cover. Isha Agroforestry offers free support to farmers with a minimum holding of one acre, by carrying out direct visit to their land and guiding them after analysing their land.
Over 70,000 farmers from across Tamil Nadu have benefited from this movement which has been active since 2004, said sources. Another seminar-cum-field training on cultivation of saplings will be held on Sunday in a mini forest spread over 150 acres, in the foothills of Kancheri Hills located in Thuraiyur of Trichy district.
About 1000 farmers from various parts of Tamil Nadu are going to take part in the seminar. The pioneers of this model such as Senthil Kumar, of Gobichettypalayam and Valluvan, of Pollachi will speak on topics titled ‘Intercropping and tree cultivation along the borders of farmlands’ and ‘Intercropping of coconut trees with timber trees,’ respectively.
(source : TOI)