Training of Local Sugarcane Farmers in “Forest Garden Approach”, India, Phase II

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“Forest Garden Approach” is an initiative inspired by the Africa “Trees for the Future” project adapted to local Indian
conditions. Through 4-year training program 1,500 farmers will plant 10,000 trees in 100 villages.The growing of trees will protect and revitalize the land, bring nutrients back to the soil, restore biodiversity, promote sustainable farming practices, prevent flooding,
erosion and landslides and prevent the migration of locals in search of jobs. This will help local sugarcane farmers to diversify their
crop, increase their income and simultaneously improve the environment. They will grow food in a sustainable way to be
independent of aid and will build healthy soil so that a variety of fruits and vegetables can be grown to eat and sell. The project is located in the Mandya District, Karnataka State, South-India, ca. 150 km east of Bangalore. BASAID supported the project in Phase I in 2021 with 12,000 CHF and will continue to support the project’s Phase II. The project will be run in partnership with DBARDS (Don
Bosco Agricultural Develop).

Project Overview

Project Year
Karnataka State
Aid type
1 year
BASAID contribution
10000 CHF
Local contribution
vor Ort Mitarbeiter
Local partners
DBARDS (Don Bosco Agricultural Develop)