Lessons from India on Scaling up Natural Farming
byANH Academy
Webinar or Seminar
| Agriculture, Environment, Food Safety, Public Health
Date and Time
From: 1 November 2021, 09:30
To: 1 November 2021, 11:00
BST British Summer Time GMT+1:00
Country: United Kingdom
Street: Salvation Army Glasgow, Church and Community Centre 1 Houldsworth Street Glasgow G3 8DU

55.861831888713, -4.2750758866065

Open Full Event Lessons from India on Scaling up Natural Farming


In 2016, the Government of Andhra Pradesh (AP) passed a pioneering government order known as AP Community-managed Natural Farming (APCNF). APCNF is implemented through Rythu Sadhikara Samstha (RySS) part of the government of AP. It is the world’s largest chemical-free agroecology and regenerative agriculture programme, aiming to transform all 6 million farming families in AP into natural farming practitioners on their 8 million hectares of land by 2030.

Our speakers will share their experience with this government-implemented sustainable agriculture programme and national activities relating to building market awareness and demand for organic products. Lessons for the UK and other countries will be discussed.


Our speakers:

  • Sri T. Vijay Kumar, IAS (Rtd) Ex-Officio Special Chief Secretary to Government of Andhra Pradesh for Agriculture & Cooperation and Executive Vice Chairman of Rythu Sadhikara Samstha (farmers’ empowerment organisation)
  • Women farmers participating in the programme
  • Mr Minhaj Ameen (Min), Anchor Secretariat, National Coalition for Natural Farming India
  • Prof Jo Smith, Personal Chair, The School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen.
  • Ms Helen Browning, OBE, DL, Chief Executive of the Soil Association
  • Dr Poornima Prabhakaran, PhD, Head, Environmental Health and Deputy Director, Centre for Environmental Health, Public Health Foundation of India
  • Dr Lindsay Jaacks, PhD, UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security, The University of Edinburgh

For those attending in-person: seating will be arranged with social distancing, please wear a face mask while moving around the building (unless you are exempt for medical or other approved reasons) and respect other people’s space.


This event is part of the 12-day event series, Recipes for Resilience, hosted by Nourish Scotland. Learn more here.

Due to covid capacity — you must have a ticket to attend in-person events

For Day-Of Livestream: go to the Nourish youtube channel


Covid Guidelines:

Masks required indoors at all times (unless eating or drinking). 

Track and trace : Everyone must check in with track and trace upon arrival

Do not attend this event if:

  • You have symptoms of Covid-19 (a high temperature, a new continuous cough, a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) even if they are mild
  • You have tested positive using a lateral flow test - even if you have no symptoms
  • Someone you live with has Covid-19
  • Someone you’ve been in contact with has Covid-19 and you are awaiting results of PCR test
  • Someone you’ve been in contact have themselves been in contact with a person who has Covid-19 – until your contact received a negative PCR test result. If the person you’ve been in contact with receives a positive result, await the result of your own PCR test.


Hello, is there a recording of the event available?

Nadine Bader

03 Feb 2022
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