The Indian farmers are risk averse in adopting new agricultural practices. Ekalavya Foundation believes unless the farmer sees through his own eyes and experiences about the sustainability and benefits of these practices he is reluctant to adopt them. In this regard, ECOART, Gingurthy, Vikarabad district, was envisaged one stop centre to cater to their needs through demonstration plots and providing first hand experiences in organic farming. The centre was envisaged as one of its kind to promote research in sustainable agriculture practices, knowledge dissemination to farmers through farm visits, demonstration farms and providing specific, tailor made courses to develop agricultural entrepreneurs in organic farming.
Some more Centres:
- Lingapur, Adilabad district
- Kalwakurthy, Vikarabad district