Organic farming is an integrated farming system that strives for sustainability, the enhancement of soil fertility and biological diversity. Organic farming prohibits synthetic pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, and growth hormones. Urban organic farming is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. Direct access to fresh vegetables and fruit products through urban farming can improve food security and food safety. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects.
Organic farming is highly sustainable and will be viable in the subsequent years.
Some of the key impacts of this project are prevention of dumpsites and vacant plots in the urban areas, alternative income for land owners and related employment opportunity, increase of naturally available lung space, and extensive carbon footprint reduction.
This project is designed in such a way that the initial project cost will act as a seed funding for developing a financially sustainable model. The project has the following modules:
- A project management team from the C5. Project will be constituted with project Head and operators.
- A district wide campaign calling for a public participation in the project. Residence association meetings, road shows, students meetings, volunteer group meetings etc had been initiated to communicate the project objectives.
- The cost of extension and creating a market requirement forms the major cost of the project which are
- Cost of transportation and refreshments.
- Cost of manpower.