AGRO RANGERS will create ambassadors of regenerative organic farming who will contribute to a change in the mindset of both farmers and consumers in Maharashtra. These ambassadors, we call them AGRO RANGERS, will demonstrate organic farming as a viable, attractive, dignified and ethical profession to small land holding farmers. The farmers will learn regenerative organic farming skills, and how to set up marketing distribution channels. Since many consumers around Pune city are aware of the ill effects of inorganically produced food, AGRO RANGERS will also create direct linkages between farmers and consumers for economic sustainability of farmers.
Through an annual 1-year experiential program, 20 farmers aged between 18 and 35 from Maharashtra, who are passionate and committed towards a change in the current harmful farming practices will be trained in the following areas:
- Regenerative Organic Farming practices with the focus on environmental and economical sustainability through
- Tailored farm planning; financial sheets, operational, and marketing management; and developing training workshops for local farmers
- Affecting behavioural and mindset change among farmers and youngsters through activity-oriented workshops