Natural Farming practitioner Raosaheb Dagadkar (in Marathi)
रावसाहेब दगडकर : सहज सुलभ नैसर्गिक शेती
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रावसाहेब दगडकरांच्या नैसर्गिक शेतीबद्दल किसान मासिकासाठी निर्माण केलेली डॉक्युमेंटरी फिल्म पहा
पत्ता: श्री रावसाहेब दगडकर, मु. पो. उसळगव्हाण, ता. धामणगाव (रेल्वे), जि. अमरावती, महाराष्ट्र
Shri Raosaheb Dagadkar has been practicing natural farming since 1990. Before that year, he used to employ chemicals and pesticides on his 110 acre farm, but having been badly affected by the sky-rocketing expenditure this involved, he turned to natural farming under the influence of Masanobu Fukuoka’s book ‘The One Straw Revolution’. Since he converted all his farmland to natural farming, he has been able to manage the entire area with the help of only 3 or 4 people. Avoiding most interference in the natural growth, he has improved the quality of soil and gets a good yield for all his crops.
The story (in Marathi language) of this farmer can be Read/Downloaded here.
Watch a short documentary on Raosaheb Dagadkar (Marathi). It was prepared for the Kisan Magazine (Marathi language) by the Dryland Farming group.
Shri Raosaheb Dagadkar,
At Post Usalgavhan,
Tal. Dhamangaon (Railway),
Dist. Amravati, Maharashtra
Contact the author: Shubhada Pandhare