Self-sustenance : Vasant Futane is a farmer with a difference


Excerpt from “Innovative farming did the trick

Futane’s farm is an ideal example of a self-sufficient sustainable agriculture system where they buy nothing from the market. They grow just enough wheat, rice, vegetables and even oil crops like groundnut to meet the family’s needs and are happy and content. Their annual turnover is just Rs 2.5 lakh from 25-50 quintals of mangoes, earning them a profit of Rs 1.5 lakh.

The Futanes also do not believe in getting the produce certified as ‘organic’ as they feel their thirty years of experience in following organic cultivation is certification in itself. “Who will certify? Agencies which are not even thirty years old?” asks Chinmay. Point noted.

Source : TOI


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