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PUBLICATIONS

We constantly work to generate and disseminate new text and visual materials that help the various stakeholders to adopt and advance Nature-Positive Farming & Food Systems (N+FFS). Below is a brief compilation of publications covering a few aspects of N+FFS that we have generated so far:

PRODUCTION

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.

Small Scale Bio-Resource Centres for better adoption of agroecological practices

Abstract: Small-scale bioresource centers (BRCs) can help farmers transition to agroecological agriculture by providing access to bio-formulations that are difficult to prepare on-farm. BRCs can also strengthen local economies by providing employment and income opportunities. It is therefore important to strengthen and scale up the BRC initiative across the nation to facilitate the adoption of agroecological approaches by a large number of farmers.

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Resource Book on Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Bioformulations in Agriculture

Bioformulations are an integral part of alternate agricultural methods, including organic farming, natural farming and Non-Pesticidal Management (NPM) of agriculture. A considerable number of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) bioformulations are being promoted in India. Some of the bioformulations like Panchakavya, Sasyakavya and Kunapajala were in vogue many few centuries ago, and are have reached us through ancient documents like Vrikshayurveda. This document builds on the experience of N+3F in promoting wider adoption of DIY bioformulations and small-scale Bio Resource Centres among the small holder farmers in the remote rural locations in Central, Eastern and Southern India.

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VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT

Marketing of Pesticide free Safe Foods by Ram Rahim Pragati Producer Company Limited - A short film

This movie covers the post harvest supply chain of pesticide-free pigeon pea by Ram Rahim Pragati Producer Company Limited (RRPPCL), Dewas, Madhya Pradesh with necessary NPM protocols. This movie is intended to serve as a resource to help train Farmer Organizations like FPCs, their Community Resource Persons as well as farmers. RRPPCL is an award winning FPC working with over 4,000 tribal women farmers in Central India.

Training Manual On Post-Harvest Processes 

The objective of this manual is to provide a detailed know-how of crucial harvest and post-harvest operations needed for improving quality of grains to organizations promoting nature-positive agricultural practices. This manual shall equip the reader/practitioner with the wherewithal to implement practices and techniques that ensure the quality of the produce whilst avoiding contamination due to synthetic pesticides and other deleterious substances. The manual covers the methods and precautions to be followed during crop harvest, aggregation and storage, till the product is despatched for further processing, packaging and distribution.

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Guidance Manual On Non-Chemical Pest Management During Storage

The manual offers non-chemical pest management measures that can be adopted at three levels viz. a) Farm and household level, b) Storage godown/warehouse level and c) Food enterprises level for food grains and seeds. Information for each technology or practice is organized in such a way that the reader can understand its relevance, how it operates/works and the dos and don’ts associated with the particular technology/practice.

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Guidance Manual On Financial Linkages

The manual offers financial linkage attempts to compile and present available information on financial support to FPOs. It has two major parts. The first part covering sections II to V gives the introductory details. It starts with describing the different sources of finance available for FPOs. This is followed by details of the financial institutions which offer support to FPOs. Then the manual explains how the funding requirement of FPOs varies with their age and how financial institutions offer support accordingly. This was followed by the terms and conditions on which the different financial institutions provide finance to FPOs.

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Posters on Pesticide-Free Value Chain Best Practices

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CONSUMPTION PROMOTION

Choose Safe, Choose Right!

This animated video produced by the NPM Network covers the harmful effects of synthetic pesticides such as their effect on the environment, on the health of the farmers and on that of the consumers. It also introduces Non-Pesticidal Management (NPM) of agriculture as a sustainable and economically viable alternative to conventional high-cost, high-input agriculture. Further, it briefly explains how consumers can opt for pesticide-free foods.

Awareness Posters on Pesticide-Free Foods

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CERTIFICATION FOR PESTICIDE-FREE AGRICULTURE & FOODS

Nature-Positive Farming and Food Systems (N+FFS) Standards

N+FFS Standards for Zero Pesticide Use Agriculture are a broad set of protocols to be followed by different actors involved in Nature-Positive (N+) production and value chain development, so that the resulting output is ensured of its ‘pesticide-free quality’ and that the public at large and the consumers in specific are assured of the same. Its main purpose is to guide different actors involved in N+FFS. It will aid the N+FFS Facilitating Organisations (NFO) such as NGOs, farmers organisations, SHG Federations, to organise their N+FFS operations in a structured and credible way in close collaboration with farmers. 

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Guidance Manual For Group Certification For NPM Agriculture

This manual has been written to help Farmers Organisations (FOs; include Farmer Producer Organisations, Farmers Co-operatives, SHG federations of women farmers and other forms of farmers associations) and their promoters like CSOs/NGOs that are engaged in or are planning to engage in safe, pesticide-free farming and wholesome food systems to set up Internal Control Systems (ICS) based NPM Guarantee System (NGS) and to obtain NPM Group Certification.

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CASE STUDIES

Sustainable social enterprise approach for Non-Pesticidal Management (NPM)

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SAMUHA is a development organisation working with vulnerable people in Northern Karnataka to improve their quality of life. This case study shares the experiences emerging from Non-Pesticidal Management (NPM) paddy interventions undertaken by SAMUHA and its associated organisation Janara Samuha Mutual Benefit Trust (JSMBT) in the Upper Krishna Project (UKP) and the Tungabhadra Left Bank Canal (TLBC) command areas in Raichur and Koppal districts.

 

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Empowering smallholder farmers through NPM interventions

The central mandate of Samaj Pragati Sahayog (SPS) is the empowerment of India’s most disadvantaged people – women, Adivasis, Dalits and the poor, which SPS believe contributes to strengthening fragile democracy at the grass-roots in India. SPS believes that location-specific watershed development combined with low-cost, low risk agriculture, other nature-based livelihoods and women-led institutions can result in sustained higher incomes and empowered communities. This is a case study covering in detail, their NPM interventions.

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STATUTORY REPORTS

Financial Statements for the Year Ended March 31, 2022

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Financial Statements for the Year Ended March 31, 2023

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ANNUAL REPORTS

Annual Report, 2021-22

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Annual Report, 2022-23

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