Promoting Nature-Positive Production Systems
We are a Section-8 non-profit support organisation promoting Nature-Positive Farming and Food Systems (N+FFS) at scale across India. We believe that to meet the formidable challenge of producing adequate quantities of safe nutritious foods in a sustainable manner and to address the pervasive agrarian crisis, environmental crisis and rising incidence of malnutrition, it is crucial to mainstream nature-positive agricultural development and food system approaches which deliver on livelihoods enhancement and nutrition.
We build on the mandate of the NPM (Non- Pesticidal Management of agriculture) Network to promote pesticide-free sustainable agriculture and food systems. We collaborate with 25 organisations comprising NGOs, FPOs and market players in Central, Southern and Eastern India.
Training on post-harvest practices
N+3F Team offered training on post-harvest practices for pesticide-free safe foods to the key staff of 13 NGOs as part of a two-day workshop organised by MP National Coalition for Natural Farming at Manav Jeevan Vikas Samiti campus at Katni, Madhya Pradesh on 6th and 7th November 2023.
N+3F is offering certification for Pesticide-Free Agriculture and Foods in India.
N+3F collaborates with BRLF to promote Non-Pesticide Management (NPM) based practices NPM-based practices will be promoted across BRLF's intervention areas for improving the market readiness of smallholder farmers engaged in NPM-based agriculture.
The N+3F Team visited SPS for exposure on Nature positive Farming where our team interacted with the Local farmers and understands the NPM practices in their area.
Live demonstration of Weeding in NPM cauliflower field at SEWA
Chilli cultivating field of SEWA was inspected externally by N+3F Inspectors as a part of certification
N+3F Partners Meet - 2023
N+3F partners unite at the HMI, Hyderabad forging new connections and strengthening existing ones for a brighter future of Nature Positive Farming.
The proceedings of the Partners Meet can be downloaded here.
Facilitating the setting up and use of moisture determining meters that were supplied to partners
N+3F external inspection team visiting SEWA office after completing the field inspection to conduct exit meeting
N+3F team inspecting Onion farm at CYSD, Boipariguda location
A witness audit of AJSA staff was done by N+3F as part of external audit
N+3F team preparing Annual Action Plan with SGVS team at their office, Shankargarh.
A witness audit of the CYSD staff was conducted during the external inspection by N+3F
Onion field of AJSA was inspected by N+3F external inspectors for the process of certification
N+3F team visiting one of the BRC units monitored by MJVS, Katni
N+3F team preparing Annual Action Plan for 2023-24 with Team Vikasana at Tharikere, Chikkamagalur
N+3F team visiting People's Science Institute (PSI), Panna to understand the existing on-field activities at Seed bank of PSI institute
N+3F team interacting with farmers to understand the existing practices and NPM agriculture
Karthikeyan M., CEO of N+3F interacting with one of the farmers from MJVS, Katni
N+3F team visiting the Technology Resource Centre (TRC) of People's Science Institute (PSI) Panna
The N+3F Team visited VIKASANA where the team demonstrated Bioformulation preparation for farmers and SHG members of the watershed committee existing in the village.
Capacity building for the staff of Vikasana organization on NPM production cluster
Designing and disseminating the illustrated version of the internal NPM Standards: The internal NPM standards are the protocols to be followed by NPM farmers that help them maintain the integrity of NPM produce by ensuring that no contamination occurs during production, harvest and storage. The manual (in Hindi) contains illustrations so farmers may understand the protocols and processes better.
Download the manual here:
Film on Nature Positive Farming Protocol
The short film ‘Nature-Positive Farming- An holistic alternative’ produced by NPM Network and N+3F depicts the harmful effects of conventional agricultural practices including the detrimental effects of the excessive use of synthetic pesticides and emphasizes the need for shifting to nature-positive farming. It shares in detail the preventive, planned, and reactive strategies to be followed at different stages of the crop to improve soil health, crop diversity, and crop health and to get optimum yields. It elucidates the livelihoods, health, and environment related benefits of nature-positive farming and stresses the need for collective action.