Importance of Beekeeping in Pollination

Beekeeping is the art and science of rearing bees. It is widely known as apiculture. The bees are bred commercially in Apiaries which is an area where a large number of beehives can be placed. Here, the bees are taken care of and managed to produce wax, honey and other by…

The Case For Organic Farming

In Marathwada, only an annual income of Rs. 10,000 to 12,000 per acre was granted to conventional crops such as cotton and soya. Coupled with a history of droughts, the source of agricultural distress, hunger, and suicides in the area was low wages. The path forward was to…

Farmers' Day Celebration at Global Parli

The farmers’ day celebration started with a field tour at one of our farmer, Gulab Rupnar’s field. Our team got to study various plantations like Guava, Custard apple, Watermelon, Jawar and Cotton. This got us an idea about the best practices in plantation and at…

Bihar Vs Punjab : Agri-Evolution

In 2006, the APMC Act was abolished by the state of Bihar. By 2018 Bihar’s growth rate grew to be 13.3% while India’s total growth rate still remained at 7.5%. In Bihar, as agriculture increased, other sectors grew as well. Although Punjab’s growth rate…

Farmer Training Visit Day 2

Day two of the farmer training program kick started with a visit to another successful farm owned by Mr. Sandeep Gitte in Nandagol. Walking through those Papaya farms along with sidelining lemon trees was the perfect place to gather knowledge about Papaya from Mr. Burange.

Farmer Training Visit Day 1

Parli Taluka, Marathwada, which was becoming a graveyard for farmers is now experiencing a whole new series of transformations. The ‘Farmer Training Visit’ was conducted on the 5th and 6th December and was attended by a large number of farmers from the states of Madhya…

Apiculture for Rural Livelihoods (Part 2)

On the 15th of December, Global Parli conducted their second beekeeping training course in collaboration with PUM Netherlands taught by Mr. Sean Zending, virtually. This second session was held for a span of an hour and a half, wherein the farmers/participants were…

Apiculture for Rural Livelihoods (Part 1)

In most cases apicultural practices of beekeeping tend to be considered as a hobby, but in the socio-economic scenario of developing countries in particular, beekeeping can be a source of livelihood. Not only can it serve as means to increase farmer income, but can also…

Sustainable Farming

The guiding principle of sustainability suggests meeting the needs of now without having to compromise the needs of the future. A basic understanding of what practices can be adopted today that will also secure our future, is an absolute necessity in today’s day and age.

Drip Irrigation

Considering three consecutive years of drought in Marathwada region and weak monsoon last year, drip irrigation is the need of the hour. It is an incredibly efficient watering method that slowly delivers water directly to a plant’s root system (where it is really…