Jai means "to praise" and Kisan means "farmers". We have a wide range of products produced by production and processing center owned and managed by the self help group, the women from the farming community with the support of TGG Foundation. The consumers can support and encourage their initiatives by purchasing products directly from them.
TGGFCT is aiming to reduce the gap between the farmers and the consumers through this movement. We are also educating more and more farmers to following Ethical Standards in agriculture set by TGG Foundation and the need to certify their produces.
TGG'S SUSTAINABLE RURAL DEVELOPMENT MODEL (TSRDM) :
It is a sustainable unit researched and developed by TGG Foundation, which works as a nucleus for any farmer having a minimum area of 1 acre or above land. The current TSRDM unit built in the office complex is a working model developed exclusively for research purpose.
The model unit can house two cows, a calf , four goats & their off-springs and twenty chickens.
This unit has efficiently utilized the available space for all the livestock. A carefully designed drain which leads to the bio-gas plant is also incorporated in this unit. The manure from the bio-gas along with other bio degradable wastes are stored in the compost pit attached along with the unit. The water required for cleaning the unit and animals are obtained from the Rainwater harvesting built along with this unit. In the absence of rain the unit can be kept hygienic using minimum water. This unit also has solar panels to meet the basic domestic power requirement of the farmer.
TSRDM will be most effective for a farmers with at-least one acre land. The space needed to construct the unit is around 500sq ft . Once the application is received by us the research team visits the area and the land to make a report. Minor customisations are done on the design of the unit based on the inputs received from the research team. This unit makes use of every natural waste available in the property.
A unit of TSRDM is on display at the office complex, it is currently undergoing efficiency test which will be closely monitored and recorded by the research team before the implementation of this project begins. During this period improvements will be made in the design for operational convenience with priorities set to make the system efficient & sustainable for a small family to manage and earn a living.
The project would be made available to farmers in Wayanad by NOVEMBER 2018. We encourage visits by the farmers to our office complex to study the model and to know more about the ethical farming practices and standards.
CREATING AWARENESS ON RESPONSIBLE FARMING:
Ethical agricultural practices are the essence of responsible farming. Food is considered as God and it should be produced with maximum purity since it is for consumption. In Ayurveda food is regarded as medicine since the food you eat gets converted to what you are. Therefore eating good quality food without any adulteration or chemical application will decide how healthy you will remain.
Shared machinery and tools: It creates an opportunity for the farmers to cultivate and maintain their crops at reduced cost by optimising the human hours spent. This will not only make the agriculture activities efficient but will also address the present crisis of non availability of workers and increasing wages.
Shared livestock: Allows livestock trading, breeding at fair prices by the establishment of shared markets.
Developing a seed bank: By engaging many farmers, we are able to develop seed banks in which farmers can share quality seeds for fair prices. It also aims to protect and increase the availability of parent seeds which are now getting extinct.
Collective farming of a land area: By engaging land owners, we can transform vacant lots into ecologically sound agricultural producing areas through collective farming.
Collective bulk purchasing: Through collective purchasing, farmers are able to reduce their costs by buying items such as feed, bio-fertilizer, etc in bulk or from each other at fair prices.
Weekly vegetable shop: Barter system has been introduced for exchanging vegetable among the farmers who are part of Jai Kisan Movement. A shop is established at the office complex to display the vegetables produced by each JKM members on the first day of every week.
E-AUCTION FOR FARMERS:
It is often observed that farmers have no role in deciding the price for their produces and they are always at the mercy of the traders to sell their product who takes huge profit margin for a very short activity without realizing that the farmers have put their year long effort and investment in cultivating it. We are starting an E-Auction platform to support farmers following ethical practices in agriculture activities to directly sell their products at farmers price to the traders/end users.