Homa Ecological Farming Workshop at Technology Center For Sustainability, Santiago, Chile

 By Carolina Morales Pavez, Agricultural Engineer

       The Technological Center for Sustainability (CTS) invited the ‘Quintuple Sendero’ (Fivefold Path) Foundation to hold a workshop on Homa Ecological Farming, in its dependencies in the community Buin – situated in the Metropolitan Region. Continue reading “Homa Ecological Farming Workshop at Technology Center For Sustainability, Santiago, Chile”

Canchones Agricultural Experimental Station of Arturo Prat University, Iquique, Chile

 By Carolina Morales Pavez,
Agronomist

During the Spring-Summer season in 2006 – 2007 at the Canchones Experimental Station, belonging to the Arturo Prat University of Iquique-Chile, an experiment was carried out with the cultivation of melon (Cucumis melo, cultivar Arava), under two systems of cultivation: Homa Agriculture and Conventional Agriculture (use of agrochemicals). In this sector, the records under the conventional production system indicate that this crop takes between 5 to 6 months to be ready for harvesting and marketing.


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Williams Antonio Mundini Chirinos, Shakti Centre, Puerto Real, Spain

Williams Antonio Mundini Chirinos
Shakti Centre
Puerto Real, Spain

    I am 63 years old and I am originally from Venezuela. Last year I started with the practice of Homa Therapy, which I came to know through Mr. Ricardo Mena and his wife Christa.
My experience is the following:
I have 20 egg laying hens.

After doing Agnihotra several times on the small farm, we got 12 chicks. Normally they do not hatch eggs and they did not do it in 3 years until I started practicing the Homa Fires.

  His wife confirms: We were told that these chickens genetically could not hatch, but in the wake of the Homa fires they started hatching eggs.   
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Abhay Mutalik Desai Receives Dharti Mitra National Award for Organic Agriculture, New Delhi, India

       Mr. Abhay Mutalik Desai received the 2nd place of the "Dharti Mitra National Award" for Organic Agriculture. This happened at the 19th World Organic Congress in November 2017 held at Delhi. It was launched by the organization "Organic India" to recognize the invaluable service that organic farmers provide to agriculture, ecology and to the society of India. Continue reading “Abhay Mutalik Desai Receives Dharti Mitra National Award for Organic Agriculture, New Delhi, India”

Irma Castillo, Region of Antofagasta, Chile, Receives Recognition from Agro-Ecological Symposium

Award for Development of Homa Ecological Agriculture in First Symposium for Family Agriculture

   
The Agricultural Development Institute (INDAP), of the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture
, organized on 6 and 7 September 2017, the 1st Symposium on Agro-ecology for Family Agriculture. Recognition was given for the creativity and effort to those small farmers and/or their organizations, which develop agro-ecological production systems in the country’s agricultural food sector. Continue reading “Irma Castillo, Region of Antofagasta, Chile, Receives Recognition from Agro-Ecological Symposium”

Organic Certification for ‘Satsang’ Homa Farm, Curacaví, Chile

Satsang is part of the Organization of Organic Producers of Curacaví
        On Friday, May 5th, Curacaví, OPOC’s Internal Control Officer, Sebastián Morales, visited the Satsang farm to verify on the ground that it meets the requirements of the Chilean regulations to be declared an organic farm. During the inspection, Sebastián Morales approved of the organic Homa cultivation techniques that are used in Satsang, a farm that last year was registered with OPOC in Chile.

       The following weekend, on Sunday, May 14th, members of the Forest Guard Network, led by Isidora Huici and Fabián Guerrero, visited the Satsang farm to harvest seeds of native Chilean trees, such as Boldo, Quillay and Peumo, to help reforesting the hills affected by forest fires in Chile last summer.
      At the time, the volunteers of the Network also took Agnihotra ash to mix with the seeds, helping their healthy and vigorous germination and growth.
(Photographs: courtesy of Fabián Guerrero)

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Irma Castillo, Calama Valley, Antofagasta Region, Chile

       Mrs. Irma Castillo, a small farmer from the Calama Valley, Antofagasta Region, Chile, has been involved in organic farming programs since 2013. One year ago, she came to know about the Homa Farming Super-technology. And from that moment she started with the discipline of the Agnihotra Fire on her farm. Here she has an exclusive place to practice the fire, which is located next to the greenhouse. Everything produced in this place is for family consumption. She applies concepts of functional diversity, practices daily at sunrise and sunset the Agnihotra Fire and applies Homa bio-fertilizers, such as Agnihotra Ash solution, Agnihotra ash directly on the soil and sprays the Homa bio-fertilizer Gloria Biosol. With this, Mrs. Irma produces the necessary vegetables, herbs, etc. for her family and friends to whom she gives freely from her production.

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The Effect of Organic Treatments on Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)

Preamble

An experiment was conducted at the Model Organic Farm of CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur (31º54’ N and 76º17’ E), Himachal Pradesh, India, to evaluate the effect of various organic management treatments on the productivity and quality of lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus). Organic inputs (viz. farm yard manure (FYM); vermicompost; agnihotra ash; and neem powder) were added at the time of planting, while Bt + Himbio and the biodynamic preparation BD 500 were sprayed regularly at one month intervals. Crops were sown on dates matching moon and non moon position according to the Biodynamic Planting Calendar. Addition of agnihotra ash along with sowing as per moon position resulted in a higher yield of lemongrass (+124%, +99%) and a higher oil per cent (+155%, +144%) over the control, in both the years of study. Sowing as per moon position may have improved germination rate, water absorption and metabolism of the plants, whereas addition of agnihotra ash may have stabilized the nutrients present in soil.
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Biochemical Efficacy of Homa Organic Farming Practices in Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)

An investigation was carried out at Main Agricultural Research station, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka during monsoon season 2012, to study response of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus var. Arka Anamika L. Moench) to Homa Organic Farming practices.

Preamble

A field experiment laid out in completely randomised block design with 18 treatments replicated thrice was conducted during monsoon season 2012 to study the biochemical efficacy of Homa organic farming practices in okra (Abelmoschus esculentus var. Arka Anamika).

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