A reader, who is also interested in the organic food movement, shared a link to the following article. It is so encouraging to hear about educated young people taking up organic farming instead of heading off to corporate jobs.
Many youngsters are pouring into Pakkam, a village in Thiruvallur district, about 35 km from Chennai to meet 37-year-old R Jeganathan, an organic farmer, who grows around thirty varieties of greens in his 2-acre leased farm. In these days when people are quitting agriculture citing financial losses, here is someone who says agriculture is profitable.
“The focus has to be on integrated farming. You need to take up dairy and poultry farming along with agriculture to make farming sustainable and profitable,” he says. Continue reading
Youth are looking up to Jeganathan for guidance in organic farming (Photos by P C Vinoj Kumar)