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Promoting Nature-Positive Production Systems

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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.

Group Certification

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N+3F is offering certification for Pesticide-Free Agriculture and Foods in India.

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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.

Certification of Pesticide-Free Food Handler

N+3F external inspection team inspected Ram Rahim Pragati Producer Company Limited (RRPPCL) as part of certification process.

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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.

Processor Certification

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Capacity building for the staff of Vikasana organization on NPM production cluster

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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.

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Facilitating the setting up and use of moisture determining meters that were supplied to partners

Training on Scoring and Classification o

Training on Key Production Practices (KPP), Scoring and classification of farmers conducted to staff of MJVS by N+3F team at Thendukeda office

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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.

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Live demonstration of Weeding in NPM cauliflower field at SEWA

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N+3F team conducting External inspection in NPM Redgram at Udaynagar location of SPS organization

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N+3F team conducting External inspection in Redgram at Punjapura location of SPS organization

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N+3F inspector doing external inspection of NPM Maize crop at Mundaguda village of CYSD organization

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N+3F inspector conducting external inspection of NPM Aromatic paddy at Shankargarh of SGVS location

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Training on Key Production Practices (KPP), Scoring and classification of farmers conducted by N+3F team at Gram Sudhar Samiti (GSS), Satna

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Assessment of BRC units for its production potential followed by interaction with SHG members and resource farmers on adoption of KPP at Dubenbud village of SEWA

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 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 the CYSD staff was conducted during the external inspection by N+3F

N+3F team preparing Annual Action Plan for 2023-24 with Team Vikasana at Tharikere, Chikkamagalur

Chilli cultivating field of SEWA was inspected externally by N+3F Inspectors as a part of certification

N+3F and Harsha Trust Partnership

N+3F and Harsha Trust are partnering in Odisha to scale up Nature-Positive Farming and Food Systems (N+FFS); Orientation on N+FFS given to Harsha Trust Team by N+3F.

Introduction of CVR Technique

N+3F facilitating Harsha Trust Team to introduce CVR (Chintala Venkat Reddy) Technique in their working areas.

A witness audit of AJSA staff was done by N+3F as part of external audit

Onion field of AJSA was inspected by N+3F external inspectors for the process of certification

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 preparing Annual Action Plan with SGVS team at their office, Shankargarh.

N+3F team visiting one of the BRC units monitored by MJVS, Katni

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

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N+3F team visited Bhoomi Sante, an organic product market organized at Chikkanayakanahalli, Bengaluru, on 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month by Bhoomi Network

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Orientation on NPM agriculture, importance of BRC units and adoption of KPP was provided to SIDI staff at Kuchinda by N+3F team

Catalysing PF food chains-Services offered

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Flipchart on Internal NPM standards

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.

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Nature Positive-Key Production Practices

The farmers who are exploring the transition to Nature Positive Agriculture (NPA) need to understand the major changes they have to make in their agriculture practises for the same. It would be easier for them if they know the key production practises (KPP) that embody NPA and how to practise the same in their context. More details on KPP can be seen in the poster given below

Download the KPP here:

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