Farmers' Testimonies

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Rangamani and T. T. Surenkumar's Story

Ooty, District: Nilgiri
Tamil Nadu, India

tea

"We used to have several types of infection in our tea garden, ranging from fungal to bacterial to various types of pests. In addition, when the tea bushes were pruned to the roots, the new sprouting leaves were infected by pests which used to curl the leaves and we used to lose a lot of good leaves."

Maria Teresa Nuniez' Story

Tenjo, Colombia
South America

fruit trees
medicinal herbs

"I would like to share an experience we had in the village of Tenjo, close to the capital, Bogota. There, we have a lot of different crops on our small farm. It is in our garden where we use all the techniques of Homa Therapy in the preparation of the land, in the irrigation, spraying Agnihotra ash water against bugs, etc., in short, all we can do with Homa Therapy."

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.

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."

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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