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At Amrita Bhoomi, our mission is to create models of rural autonomy and self-respect. We promote the principles of Swaraj based on food sovereignty, agroecological self-reliant farming, seed sovereignty, and rural enterprises. We envision a form of development that is socially just, respects Mother Earth, and creates dignity and equality for all.

The Conventional farming model promoted by agribusiness, their focus on market-oriented monoculture crops, and synthetic chemicals have had severe ecological and social impacts. The productive base of farming, especially soils and biodiversity is being damaged. Globally, upto 30% of green house gas emissions have come from such forms of agriculture. On the social front, apart from the increasing debt, hunger and diseases have increased. Over 40% of Indian children are malnourished, and pesticide related diseases are rampant. A rise in agribusiness led junk/fast food are another major cause of diseases like obesity, diabetes, and others. We need to shift the food system towards biodiversity and ecological sustainability. We need to bring poison-free food to everyone’s plates, and put the livelihoods of farmers, workers, and rural communities at the heart of the food system.

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