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For over a decade now, Annadana has been researching and documenting technical aspects of sustainable organic farming, along side our core work in seed conservation of our rich biodiversity of heritage open-pollinated seeds. We take great pride in sharing our research findings that stands the test of time and forms the foundation for our steady growth. This deep-rooted knowledge stems from an information resource that lies on the expertise of 22 empowered farmers. User-friendly and simple. From institutes world-over to scientists, farmers, interns to garden enthusiasts access our knowledge and use it to further their research be it on Seed Saving to Best Practices in Organic Farming documented through our pedagogic resources. Our role can be seen as that of an architect who creates a self sustaining farm. Our expertise stems from research and experience spanning over 14 years. We create blue-prints for integrated organic farming methods and techniques which can be replicated on any scale. Our list of publications and films can be ordered online. Download our Order Form and send it back to info@annadana-india.org. Your contributions go towards sustaining the livelihoods of many more farmers. Please note: Payments to be made in INR. We are in the process of applying for our Foreign license. We are sorry for this inconvenience.

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10 Best Practices (CD & Book) Seed Sowing : Germination & Plant Techniques Bio Digester, Composting, Flow Form, Auro Green Manuring, Panchagavya, Pot Mixture, Rain Water Harvesting, Raised Beds, Vermi -Wash, Vermi- CompostFormat:CDBook Cost – Indian : 800/-1500/- International: 1500/-
Auro green manuring technique (CD & Book) Seed Sowing : Germination & Plant Techniques Auro Green Manuring Technique was conceptualized by Dr Suresh Desai, a veteran Indian organic farmer. The essence of his technique has further been modified by Annadana to enhance the soil texture and health.Format:CDBook Cost – Indian : 500/-1500/- International: 1500/-
Preparation of raised beds (CD &Book) Seed Sowing : Germination & Plant Techniques Raised bed gardening refers to gardening in soil that has been mounded or contained higher than the surrounding soil. The “raised” part means that the soil level in the bed is higher than the surrounding soil. The “bed” implies a size good enough to work without actually stepping onto it.Format:CDBook Cost – Indian : 500/-1000/- International: 1000/-
Seed Saving Guide (CD & Book) Seed Sowing : Germination & Plant Techniques Introduction, Pollinations, Maintaining Varietal Purity, Dry Extraction, Wet Extraction Method, Seed StorageFormat:CDBook Cost – Indian : 800/-2000/- International: 2000/-

Publications & Films

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Seed Sowing : Germination & Plant Techniques (PDF) Seed Sowing : Germination & Plant Techniques Content : Seeds – Pollination – Flowers – Isolation – techniques – Hand pollination – Seed production, Method of seed processing, Drying, Seed Storage techniques for Amaranth, Beans, Brinjal, Capsicum & Chilies, Corn, Cucumber, Ladies finger, Lettuces, Squash, Tomato and Watermelon.Format: CD Cost – Indian : 500/- International: 1500/-
Soil Fertility Management Techniques (PDF) Soil Fertility Management Techniques Content: Components of soil fertility management – Green manure – Compost – Bio charcoal – Botanical cakes – Organic growth promoters – Mulching – Crop rotation.Format: CD Cost – Indian : 800/- International: 2000/-
Bio-plant Extract Preparation Techniques (PDF) Bio-plant Extract Preparation Techniques Content: Neem seed kernel extract – Neem leaf extract – Garlic, Ginger & Chilli extract – Five leaf extract – Dasagavya – Bio-pesticide oil – bio-pesticide cakesFormat: CD Cost – Indian : 500/- International: 1500/-
Pest Management – Symptoms & Solution (PDF) Pest Management - Symptoms & Solution Content : Definition insect – Type of insects injuries to plants – Pests of Solanaceae family – Pests of Cucurbitaceous Family – Pests of Fabaceae Family – Pests of Sweet corn – Pests of BhendiFormat: CD Cost – Indian : 500/- International: 1500/-
Disease Management (PDF) Disease Management Content : Plant diseases definition – Cause of plant diseases – Economic importance of plant disease – Science that study Plant disease – Pathogen’s of plant disease – Infectious organisms cause plant diseases – Non- Infectious organisms cause plant diseases – Characteristic symptoms by non-Infectious organism – How does plant disease occur? – How pathogens cause plant disease – Disease Development – Dissemination of plant disease – Symptoms of plant diseases – Diseases of Solanaceae family – Diseases of Cucurbitaceous Family – Diseases of Fabaceae Family – Diseases of Sweet corn – Diseases of lettuce – Diseases of Bhendi – Organic plant disease management techniquesFormat: CD Cost – Indian : 500/- International: 1500/-
Best Cultivation Practices for Cabbage Seed to Seed(PDF) Best Cultivation Practices for Cabbage Seed to Seed Content : cabbage production across the world – medicinal properties and nutritive value – varieties – suitable agro climatic conditions – nursery – seedlings in nursery – transplanting in main field – after care- pest – diseases – harvesting – seed saving instructionsFormat: CD Cost – Indian : 400/- International: 1200/-
Best Cultivation Practices for Carrot Seed to Seed (PDF) Best Cultivation Practices for Carrot Seed to Seed Content : world carrots : share of production – 6nutritive value – varieties – climate – season of planting – soil – land preparation – land preparation – raised beds – seed sowing – germination & thinningthin – after carethe – organic growth promotor – factors affecting the colour of carrots – pest control – harvesting index – how to grow your own seeds – harvesting seedsFormat: CD Cost – Indian : 400/- International: 1200/-
Bio Diversity of the World (PDF) Bio Diversity of the World Content : Tomatoes – Squashes – A few cabbages and such – Bottle Gourds or Lagenaria – Lettuce go ! – Sunflowers – Sweet Peppers – Mildly hot peppers – Hot Peppers – Very hot peppersFormat: CD Cost – Indian : 300/- International: 1000/-
Home Gardeners Guide (PDF) Home Gardeners Guide Content : Seed Saving Tips and Techniques – Pricking – Transplanting seedlings – Nursery Preparation – Making your compost – Making Vegetable Waste Enzyme – Getting Starting – Companion Crop – Companion Crop TableFormat: CD Cost – Indian : 500/- International: 1500/-
Seed Saving for Brinjal (Film) Brinjal Content : Production-Pollination-Isolation(Single flower isolation, Single plant isolation, isolation house) -Distance isolation-Time isolation-Maturity index-Harvest and seed extraction(Single flower isolation, Single plant isolation, isolation house)-Seed viabilityFormat: CD Cost – Indian : 800/- International: 2000/-
Compost & Composting Techniques (PDF & Film) Compost & Composting Techniques (PDF & Film) Content: composting, compost – Value – Principle – Inputs – Suitable and unsuitable materials – Composting techniques – Over all composting process – Aftercare and compost turning – Ready compost and its uses – Process factor – Benefits – Effects on crop growth – Micro organism involved – Physical & biological effects – Our experience in composting.Format: CD Cost – Indian : 1000/- International: 2500/-
organic vegetables (PDF ) Seed Saving guide for Seed Saving Tips & Techniques Content : Seeds – Pollination – Flowers – Isolation – techniques – Hand pollination – Seed production, Method of seed processing, Drying, Seed Storage techniques for Amaranth, Beans, Brinjal, Capsicum & Chilies, Corn, Cucumber, Ladies finger, Lettuces, Squash, Tomato, Watermelon.Format: CD Cost – Indian : 800/- International: 2000/-
Organic Growth Promoters Preparation Techniques (PDF & Film) Organic Growth Promoters Preparation Techniques Content: Panchagavya – Efficient microorganism (EM) – Amirthakaraisal – Fish extract – Coconut milk & curd extract – OGP application and dosage – Uses of OGP.Format: CD Cost – Indian : 1000/- International: 2500/-
Seed Saving for Peppers (Film) Seed Saving for Peppers Content : Production – Pollination – Isolation ( Single flower isolation, Single plant isolation, Isolation house) – Distance isolation – Time isolation – Maturity index – Harvest and seed processing (single flower isolation, single plant isolation, House isolation) – Seed viabilityFormat: CD Cost – Indian : 800/- International: 2000/-
Seed Saving for Tomato (Film) Seed Saving for Tomato Content : Production – Pollination – Isolation ( Single flower isolation, Single plant isolation, Isolation house) – Distance isolation – Time isolation – Maturity index – Harvest and seed processing (single flower isolation, single plant isolation, House isolation) – Seed viabilityFormat: CD Cost – Indian : 800/- International: 2000/-
Seed Saving for Beans (Film) Seed Saving for Beans Content : Production – Pollination – Isolation ( Single flower isolation, Single plant isolation, Isolation house) – Distance isolation – Time isolation – Maturity index – Harvest and seed processing (single flower isolation, single plant isolation, House isolation) – Seed viabilityFormat: CD Cost – Indian : 800/- International: 2000/-
Seed Saving for Corn (Film) Seed Saving for Corn Content : Production – Pollination – Isolation ( Single flower isolation, Single plant isolation, Isolation house) – Distance isolation – Time isolation – Maturity index – Harvest and seed processing (single flower isolation, single plant isolation, House isolation) – Seed viabilityFormat: CD Cost – Indian : 800/- International: 2000/-
Seed Saving for Amaranth (Film) Seed Saving for Amaranth Content : Production – Pollination – Isolation ( Single flower isolation, Single plant isolation, Isolation house) – Distance isolation – Time isolation – Maturity index – Harvest and seed processing (single flower isolation, single plant isolation, House isolation) – Seed viabilityFormat: CD Cost – Indian : 800/- International: 2000/-
Seed Saving for Lettuce (Film) Seed Saving for Lettuce Content : Production – Pollination – Isolation ( Single flower isolation, Single plant isolation, Isolation house) – Distance isolation – Time isolation – Maturity index – Harvest and seed processing (single flower isolation, single plant isolation, House isolation) – Seed viabilityFormat: CD Cost – Indian : 800/- International: 2000/-
Seed Saving for Cucurbits (Film) Seed Saving for Cucurbits Content : Production – Pollination – Isolation ( Single flower isolation, Single plant isolation, Isolation house) – Distance isolation – Time isolation – Maturity index – Harvest and seed processing (single flower isolation, single plant isolation, House isolation) – Seed viabilityFormat: CD Cost – Indian : 800/- International: 2000/-
Seed Saving for Ladies Finger (Film) Seed Saving for Ladies Finger Content : Production – Pollination – Isolation ( Single flower isolation, Single plant isolation, Isolation house) – Distance isolation – Time isolation – Maturity index – Harvest and seed processing (single flower isolation, single plant isolation, House isolation) – Seed viabilityFormat: CD Cost – Indian : 800/- International: 2000/-
Green Manure (Film) Green Manure Content : Definition – Commonly used green manure plants – Cultivation of green manure plant – Follow-up operations – Calculation of green bio-mass – Evaluation of green manure and its effects on soil and plant growthFormat: CD Cost – Indian : 800/- International: 2000/-
Organic rice cultivation (Film) Organic rice cultivation Content: Importance – Origin and distribution – Area and Production – Growth stages – Climate – Season – Crop duration – Soil – Seed rate – Cultivation techniques – Nursery – Seed treatment – Sowing – Bio-fertilizer application – Main field preparation techniques – Transplanting – Spacing – Weeding – Irrigation – Nutrient management – Crop critical stages – After care and agronomical practices – Harvesting – Cleaning – Storage.Format: CD Cost – Indian : 800/- International: 2000/-
System of Rice Intensification (Pdf) System of Rice Intensification Content: – Rice production – SRI, Introduction, Salient feature, Importance – Cultivation techniques of SRI – Germinating seeds – Seed treatment – Nursery – Bed preparation – Sowing – Main field preparation techniques – Seedling separation – Single seedling transplanting techniques – Shallow transplanting – wide Spacing – Irrigation & water management – Weed management – Nutrient management – Difference between conventional and SRI method – Advantage – Experience and conclusion.Format: CD Cost – Indian : 400/- International: 1500/-
Natural method of pest control (Film) Natural method of pest control Content : Bio-plant extract (Neem Seed kernel extract – Neem leaf extract – Ginger – Garlic – Chilli extract – Five leaf extract)- Pest control using Bio-plant extract (Bio-Plant oil – Pheromones traps and lures – Egg parasitoid – Light trap – Yellow sticky trap – planting insectary plant – Bird perches – Bio-pesticides cakes )Format: CD Cost – Indian : 800/- International: 2000/-
Compost Film Compost Content: What is compost? – What is composting? – Methods of composting – Micro – organisms involved in the composting progress – Understanding the process factors in the compost pile – Nutrient and C:N Ratio – Moisture – Aeration – Good compost is an important part of agricultural practicesFormat: CD Cost – Indian : 1000/- International: 2500/-
Organic groundnut cultivation techniques (PDF) Organic groundnut cultivation techniques Content: Scientific classification – Importance – History – Production, and productivity – Climate – Soil – Growth phases – Duration – Cropping system – Main field preparation techniques – Seed selection – Seasons – Seed rate – Spacing – Sowing – Critical stages – Nutrient, Irrigation, Weed management – Intercropping – Harvesting – Yield – Drying – Storage – Plant protection – Pest and Disease – Storage pest – Rodent – Nutritive value – Uses.Format: CD Cost – Indian : 400/- International: 1500/-
Organic Pearl Millet Cultivation Techniques (PDF) Organic Pearl Millet Cultivation Techniques Content: Scientific classification – Importance – History – Production, and productivity – Climate – Soil – Growth phases – Duration – Cropping system – Method of cultivation – Seed selection – Seasons – Spacing – Seed rate –Nursery bed & sowing – Main field preparation techniques – direct sowing Critical stages – Nutrient, Irrigation, Weed management – Intercropping – Harvesting – Yield – Drying – Storage – Plant protection – Pest and Disease – Storage pest – Rodent – Nutritive value – UsesFormat: CD Cost – Indian : 400/- International: 1500/-
Organic Finger Millet Cultivation Techniques (PDF) Organic Finger Millet Cultivation Techniques Content: Scientific classification – Importance – History – Production, and productivity – Climate – Soil – Growth phases – Duration – Cropping system – Method of cultivation – Seed selection – Seasons – Spacing – Seed rate –Nursery bed & sowing – Main field preparation techniques – direct sowing Critical stages – Nutrient, Irrigation, Weed management – Intercropping – Harvesting – Yield – Drying – Storage – Plant protection – Pest and Disease – Storage pest – Rodent – Nutritive value – Uses.Format: CD Cost – Indian : 400/- International: 1500/-
Poison on the Platter (Film) Poison on the Platter Poison on the Platter, is an eye-opening film, produced by Mahesh Bhatt and directed by Ajay Kanchan, illustrating how all of our lives are going to be (adversely) affected by genetically modified foods. The proceeds of the film goes back into multiplying the same and making it available to many more.Cost – Rs.250