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The Evolution

In 1987, Dr. Alexander Daniel began his search for alternatives in farming methods that can improve the livelihoods of small and marginal farmers in dry land regions. His keen observations and constant dialogue with the farmers led to his conviction that organic farming is the key to sustainable rural livelihoods. This same conviction was shared by traditional farmers who enjoyed the benefits of healthy foods, fertile soils, and less agro-climatic risks albeit in small fragments of lands. What started as an organic farming movement in 6 villages of Paithan block of Aurangabad district in 1987 has spread to 94 villages in the district and also to other 4 districts of Marathwada. Dr. Alexander Daniel started the organization, IIRD, to further promote organic farming and allied livelihoods.

What started as an organic farming movement in 6 villages of Paithan block of Aurangabad district in 1987 has spread to 94 villages in the district and also to other 4 districts of Marathwada. Dr. Alexander Daniel started the organization, IIRD, to further promote organic farming and allied livelihoods. The aim of the organization is to build the capacities of particularly the women farmers in their knowledge, farming practices, and entrepreneurial skills. As of 2010, there are more than 10000 organic farmers in the five (5) districts of Marathwada where IIRD is active. Many of the farmers prepare various types of organic and biodynamic composts. The internationally renowned biodynamic guru, Mr. Peter Proctor of New Zealand, had trained the farmers from Marathwada in 1994 on the principles and practices of biodynamic farming. Now, it is common to see farmer stakeholders of AMPCL producing biodynamic Cow Pat Pit (CPP) for their own farms and also to cater to the local farmer demands.

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