Cultivating Change: Highlights from the Southern India Coconut Festival
A Southern India Coconut Festival saw the participation of more than 2000 farmers. The event took place on 28 January at Sri Vignesh Mahal, Palladam. Successful pioneer farmers and CPCRI scientists shared their experiences on intercropping, value addition, marketing, and pest management with the farmers at the coconut festival.
At the beginning of the event, Mr. Vignesh and his team enthralled all the participants by staging traditional folk arts, music, and dance based on natural farming concepts. All the participants were served healthy, traditional millet-based food. Additionally, coconut intercropping model booklets and intercropping successful model farm brochures were provided to the farmers free of cost.
More than 50 shops featuring natural farmers' products were part of the event, aiming to bring natural food and lifestyle goods to everyone. More than 7000 farmers participated live, as the program was also streamed on YouTube.
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