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CIS periodically conducts farmers’ workshops in different parts of the country, and gives training to farmers and NGOs in crop genetic diversity coinservation, ecological agricultural techniques, and participatory documentation of local biodiversity.
Participants get involved in the demonstration of the efficacy of ecological agricultural methods. Basudha acts as the base for an awareness of the benefits of organic farm management through in situ demonstrations, farmer meets, posters, skits and folk songs. Demonstrations include different techniques of composting, mulching, cover crop and multiple cropping.
Every year, farmer-conservators from different States of India receive training in techniques of rouging for to maintain genetic purity of folk rice varieties and methods of rice characterization and documentation on Basudha campus. This national training is being supported by the Organic Farmers Association of India (OFAI) and Living Farms.
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