Agriculture is connected to all our lives- directly or indirectly. We share a mutual relationship with farmers as they depend upon us as much as we depend on them.
Hence, ESTAH idealistically aims to transform the conventional methods of agriculture and the lives of the farmers through an amassed and a potentially viable effort with the help of various programs designed specifically for the purpose of training the farmers on the concepts of sustainable and natural farming techniques.
The ambitious change that ESTAH aspires to bring about in the agricultural ecosystem is being fulfilled by its mainstay program under which all activities operate: FACT
Preserving the traditional techniques of agriculture –
The conventional farming methods require an unnecessary and avoidable array of problems to the farmers such as soil erosion causing depletion of nutrients, single-crop farming, neglecting crop rotations, excessive use of pesticides and inadequate use of manures and fertilizers, poor quality of seeds, lack of mechanisation, irregular water supply and many more.
FACT- Farmers and Consumers Technology
FACT is an integrated chain of training activities that involves both the farmers and the consumers, taking care of the overall needs of both the symbionts inside a social circle and food ecosystem. In addition to that, improving the soil conditions and health is also one of the goals.
Access to the right of information for the consumers –
Food quality is a subject of concern for the consumers and the quality of a commercially grown produce is often compromised under conventional farming methods. ESTAH gives exposure to the consumers about the origin of food, in getting organically grown food to reach more markets and improving the overall health of the community.
Reaching sustainable profitability-
ESTAH helps these farmers to gain higher profits by creating a direct value chain and developing mutual trust through transparencies and connecting the farmers directly to the consumers intrinsically. A lot of Indian farmers face difficulties in commerce as they have limited access to consumer markets caused by disrupted and compromised chain between the farmers and the consumers because of intermediaries.
TRAINING ACTIVITIES AND COLLABORATION
Synergy Group partnered with ESTAH society to improve the working conditions of these farmers, as a part of their CSR activities in the year 2017.
Since then, the Synergy group has put their trust in ESTAH’s time-tested intervention methods for improving agricultural productivity and providing a better quality of life for the farmers.
A total of Rs. 7,50,000 was funded by Synergy Group for the benefit of the farmers in this region. Through this fund, ESTAH provided the farmers with specially designed farm machinery such as bullock and tractor-drawn planters to make the sowing of seeds much easier, efficient and less time-consuming.
Sunil farms: Hyderabad –
Sunil Farms Hyderabad Supported by PWW trained 120 Farmers in MCNF 5 Layer Beds Creation process 40 varieties of vegetables and greens in 1 acre able to generate revenue of 4.5 Lakhs
Sri sedhya raithu seva samstha –
ESTAH has been collaborating with Sri Sedhya Raithu Seva Samstha(SSRSS) and other non-profit organizations(NGO’s) since 2014 under the National Training Program-II that focuses on conducting training workshops for farmers from various rural locations within Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Through this intensive training program, ESTAH has managed to raise a total sum of Rs.50,000 in funds/grants and generated a total of Rs.40,50,000 in revenue which has benefitted around 2,500 farmers across these three states.