Climate change is causing a multitude of environmental problems around the globe and agriculture is particularly affected. Over half of India's agriculture is rain-fed which can present many problems as precipitation patterns change with the climate. Practices must be adapted to meet new challenges. Hence the Deshpande Foundation is working to promote sustainable agriculture in all of its Sandboxes. Since May 2016 the Nalgonda Sandbox has been supporting farmers in the area through a variety of initiatives.
Implementing integrated pest management practices such as border and intercropping in cotton, red gram, green gram, okra, white jowar, sunflower and soybean cultivation, and distributing seeds to over 1,000 farmers
Promoting innovative water conservation techniques by the construction of farm ponds
Distributing organic pesticides to reduce damaging chemical runoff
Organizing village learning groups to promote best farming practices such as early sowing, deep ploughing, nutrient management and methods for achieving high fiber quality
Constructing rainwater harvesting ponds in farmers' own fields to overcome the effects of drought
We are located at:
2nd Floor Bandaru Prasad & Nagaiah,
Complex Opp St Alphonsus School,
Nalgonda, Telangana - 508573, INDIA.
: Deshpande Foundation India
: (+91) 836 237 8500, Toll Free : 1800 3010 1221