Agri Business Centre
Agri Business Centre (ABC) is an agri clinic where farmers can obtain farm care inputs along with farm services Not alll coconut farmers normally can afford purchasing farm equipments and machineries ABC steps in to fill the gap and provides the farmers access to farm machineries and equipment on hire. ABC also provides them access to laborers to work at their farms on need basis, along with inputs. These agri-ventures are established with the help of local entrepreneurs and provide services like hiring of farm equipment like Rotavator, power tiller, sale of inputs along with labour services at affordable prices. Thus, these centres act as Agri-Clinics and are envisaged to provide expert advice and services to farmers on various aspects to enhance productivity of coconut crop, thus increasing the farmer income.
Currently, we have established three ABCs, two of these are in Pollachi and one in Thanjavur. Looking at the success of this initiative and prospective larger reach to the coconut farmers, more of such centres are planned to be set up. Thus, we are looking not only to strengthen the coconut farmers, by providing them farm resources locally but also to motivate the local entrepreneurs to start-up their new business in the local economy.
For information about your nearest Agri Business Centre, please reach us on our toll free number 1800 266 4646.
I have over 300 coconut trees in my farm. My farming practices were not so organized and hence, I faced many difficulties in nurturing my trees to give good yields. Fortunately, from the year 2018, Parachute Kalpavriksha Foundation representatives paid regular visits to my farm and educated to about various techniques and saved my farm from pest attacks. Compared to previous yields, I am getting substantial quantity of coconuts in my farm this year
R. NatarajanPollachi South
I am involved in coconut farming, since 1974. Despite the experience I had in farming I was stuck, when pests like Rhinoceros Beetle attacked my trees. The Parachute Kalpavriksha Team has guided me with clear strategies on how to trap pests and arrest them. Parachute Kalpavriksha Foundation has also shared knowledge on water management techniques for increase of yield per tree and strategies to save water during drought conditions. I am very happy they are visiting my farm once in a month to guide me on various aspects of coconut farming.
We are involved in coconut farming practice for over 25 years. Stem bleeding disease had affected our Thanjavur coconut trees to a large extent. So, we decided to call Parachute Kalpavriksha Foundation team for inspection. After inspection, their team suggested us remedies to overcome the disease. We applied those techniques and heaved a sigh of relief, on seeing the Nitrogen levels in our soil which benefited us in a higher yield of coconuts per tree. I wholeheartedly thank Parachute Kalpavriksha Foundation, for its service to farmers! Keep serving farmer community.