Fight Climate Change by eating local fresh food. Respect your local farmer.
Have you ever realized that agriculture and farming reduce the carbon dioxide from the air we breathe. Simple! This makes our farmers the best environmentalists on earth, yet we do not uplift or bother to revive their status, yes its true they are a dying breed, they commit suicide out of frustration and low tolerance for all the ills that climate change brings along with it. For instance, mango farmers in India are weeping and many ending lives as the early unexpected rains washed down all the mango flowers and tender mango fruits. Crops destroyed due to early showers.
Hundreds of years ago organic agriculture started in India with the idea of providing good pure farm products to the nation but somewhere down the ages, the farmers were forgotten as produces became more and more commercialized. To help resurrect the farmers status we have come together to celebrate produce from organic farms and salute the farmers. The Mumbai Organic Fest 2015,April 19th from 9am to 7pm; is a date set to salute the farmers. Being held at the Norita Grounds, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai Mumbai, the fest promises to throw light on organic living, plight of farmers, sustainability and green living, where more than thirty exhibitors, chefs and experts will provide a wide range of products, services and resources in all things earth-friendly – from organic, gluten-free, local, vegan and vegetarian food to health, solar energy and many other green products. The Mumbai Organic Fest is being organized by very enthusiastic partners, passionate about the environment and working towards a more sustainable planet that we live in.
Invites Dharmishtha Goenka one of the organizers of the event, “Come support organic farmers at the Mumbai Organic fest at Norita Grounds on April 19th.Let us get together to promote health, be welcomed by the freshness of the vegetables, folk music and fun. Enjoy the organic fine fruits and vegetable growers committed to practicing sustainable agriculture.”
The festival will have farmers featuring their products and offerings to show attendees, expecting to bridge the gap between the farmer and the plate. it’s an event like no other, that brings together so many people from so many walks of life, all in the spirit of celebrating the rural and agricultural traditions.
Says Elsie Gabriel, one of the organizers of the Mumbai Organic Fest, “When you eat local, you buy local and you save so many carbon footprints in doing so. The aim to keep resurrecting the ancient organic culture is to help mankind in developing a more sustainable kind of agriculture, quality food and a respect for nature. Our farmers have been exploited and taken for granted. They are powerful environmentalists who actually feed the millions in our country and abroad if you come to think of it.”
This is an event, to focus on our farmers who are the hard working community who help our country thrive agriculturally, it is they who work behind the scene in India, and are slowly being marginalized. The event is being held in honour of them and their organic produce.
It is our farmers who have years of experience in organic agriculture and agro ecology, from growing to pest control, weed management, marketing, post-harvest treatment, transport, grower organizations and developing new crops. Our Indian farmers can not be left behind. They have extensive first-hand knowledge of farming and environmental.
Farming is more than an occupation and a way of life. It’s an essential contributor to world nutrition, health and profits.. Although our farmers are producing more food than ever before, they face a daunting challenge as more and more people are born everyday! We specially in India I believe have a growing middle class hungry for high-quality food.Only our large population of farmers can cater to that!
Is there any reason to believe that India will be able to feed the exploding population? Both here at home ground India and world, the answer is yes the Farmers will be the only ones who take up this challenge responsibly.Actually, by conserving resources, investing in modern farming techniques, our farmers have made incredible gains already. It would be right to say that farmers feed the country.
Iam looking forward to highlighting this movement to bring all natural forces in regard to agriculture into balance, also with the whole cosmos.