Biodiversity for a Livable Climate presents an exciting event coming up this week. Vijay Kumar, advisor to the government of Andhra Pradesh, will present this program, including the impact of Walter Jehne’s ideas on increasing drought resilience. Didi Pershouse, who accompanied Jehne on a trip to India, will be the moderator. They will be speaking about the remarkable success of the Andhra Pradesh Community Managed Natural Farming Movement.

The Andhra Pradesh Community Managed Natural Farming Movement grew from 40,000 farmers in 2016 to almost 800,000 farmers in 2020 in one of the driest states in India. Its success is due in large part to a community-supported approach where women-managed Self Help Groups are in charge of operations. Vijay Kumar, who is the Agriculture and Cooperation Advisor to the government of Andhra Pradesh, India, will present this program. He directs the implementation of natural farming in the state, and has dedicated years to agricultural projects that empower communities and alleviate poverty. He will present the Andhra Pradesh Community Managed Natural Farming Movement and discuss the impact of Australian soil microbiologist Walter Jehne’s ideas for increasing drought resilience. Didi Pershouse—who is helping to train the researchers, master trainers, and champion farmers for the project, and is the founder of the Land and Leadership Initiative that originally connected Jehne and Kumar—will moderate the conversation.

We are pleased to present this next installment of Biodiversity for a Livable Climate’s Life Saves the Planet Speaker Series hosted by GBH Forum Network. You can register here! And click on the button below for more info

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