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Story of Tapovan Cows

Homa Farm: Tapovan
Tehsil: Parola, District: Jalgaon
Maharashtra, India

cattle

In Tapovan, we have at the moment 9 cows, 4 bulls, 9 calves and 7 newborns. We also have 2 bullocks working the farmland. These are indigenous Gir breed cows and some mixed breeds. We have been rearing cows for several years and now we have the third generation.

The Tapovan Story - Climate Engineering

Homa Farm: Tapovan
Parola, District: Jalgaon
Maharashtra, India

climate change

In December, 2009 there was an unseasonal storm in the Dhule/ Jalgaon region of North Maharashtra. 35,000 hectares of farmland was damaged. Hundreds of thousands of rupees of crop losses were reported by farmers in the area. In the district of Parola 49 villages were affected. In some places, 2 feet of ice were reported in the fields from the hail storm. The ice remained in some fields for 3 days after the storm.

Maria Cristina Correa and Rafael Valenzuela's Story

Cienaga, Magdalena
Colombia, South America

mango
banana
papaya
cassava
coconut
beans

“Our Homa garden on the Caribbean Sea”

"When we bought this house on the beach, there were cocoa plum bushes planted on the borders of the property. We began to recycle all fallen leaves and then we created a reafforestation system. We started planting trees and ornamental plants."

Organic Foods vs. Conventional Food

It’s a sad state of affairs when more than three billion people around the world suffer from malnourishment – including in the U.S. – and yet most ‘improvements’ to increase food production is simply making our food less nourishing, rather than more so.

But more and more people are getting wise to this problem and are inciting change through their shopping habits and pocketbooks.

Virgilio Gavasso's Story

Homa Farm: Huerta Ecologica
Mesa de los Santos, Santander
Colombia, South America

tomato
beans

"We have 18 years of organic tradition and we now have 2 years of HOMA experience. Since we began to use the HOMA farming technique, we have noticed an improvement in the quality and production of the fruits."

Ramesh Tiwari's Story

Village: Khanpur Sirauli
Tehsil: Hasanganj, District: Unnao
Uttar Pradesh, India

mango

"In India, most of the mango varieties are alternate bearers, which means that they give fruits only every other year. The mango variety Dashehari is also an alternate bearer. Together with a group of 20 farmers I have initiated Homa Organic Farming in mangos in the Unnao district, which is famous for the cultivation of Dashehari variety."

Frits Ringma - Om Shree Dham

Homa Farm: Om Shree Dham
Hunter Valley, NSW
Australia

saline water

"We had a bore well drilled, despite indications that there were no underground streams on our farm. Sub-artesian water was found at forty meters (130 Feet). It was laboratory tested and found to be HIGHLY SALINE AND ALKALINE. The pH was 9.5 and the salinity measured 1150 ppm."

Ravindra Wadekar's Story

Homa Farm: Yadnyanagar
Village: Talwade, Tehsil: Rajapur, District: Ratnagiri
Maharashtra, India

cashew nut

Report from P.S. Kadam B.Sc. (Agri)
Officer, Agricultural Dept.
Pachal, Rajapur, Dist: Ratnagiri

Report on Cashew Nut trees

"I recently visited the Yadnyanagar Homa Farm of Shri Ravindra Wadekar in Talwade village. During the visit I inspected the Cashew Nut crop (which at the moment is in the flowering stage). Following are my observations:

Savita Joshi's Story

Islampur, District: Sangli
Maharashtra, India

lime tree

"I heard about Agnihotra and its effects in a talk by Dr Pramod Basarkar from Dharwad Agricultural University, Karnataka. After hearing about it, I started to practice Agnihotra. But I didn't think more about the benefits that were told in the talk."

Abhay Mutalik Desai - Climate Engineering

Village: Sutakatti, District: Belgaum
Karnataka, India

climate engineering

Dr O.P. Rupela, Chief Scientist (retired), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, visited the farm recently and reported:
"The crop production system in this Homa farm reflects a complete balance, which can only be achieved when Nature is in perfect balance and harmony. The farm is a good place of education and research for agricultural scientists..."

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