Agroecology: A Nature-based Food System - NBS Proposal from the AgroEcology Fund

AgroEcology Fund (2019)

In India, the state of Andhra Pradesh is investing $200 million to convert its farmers to the agroecological practice known as zero budget natural farming, which uses from-the-farm nutrients to grow crops without using costly chemical fertilizers or pesticides, which can push farmers into debt. More than 100,000 farmers there are already using this method, and an estimated 500,000 farmers in 3,000 villages will have moved to this method by the end of 2019.