A review of Andhra Pradesh’s climate resilient zero budget natural farming programme

On the occassion of World Food Day, 2018, Environment Support Group is happy to share "A Review of Andhra Pradesh's Climate Resilient Zero Budget Natural Farming Programme", authored by Leo F. Saldanha. In the last several years, the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh has devoted considerable portions of its developmental plans to the endorsement of extensive agricultural reform. Most cogently originating in the celebrated Community Managed Sustainable Agriculture (CMSA) initiative, the State has had a fairly propitious history of involvement with sustainable and organic farming methods. In 2015-2016, the government of Andhra Pradesh announced its decision to replace the CMSA initiative with a new, more comprehensive agricultural reform program dubbed, Climate Resilient Zero-Budget Natural Farming (CRZBNF).