Rajiv is a part-time Chartered Accountant and a full-time farmer and earns more from farming than his chartered accountancy firm says “Drip irrigation is the best way to reduce water wastage and labour cost, while mulching is nothing but a thin layer of plastic in which holes are made to put the seeds. This restores the sun rays for a long time and retains humidity of the soil. It also restricts the growth of weeds around the main crop,”
Contract Farming- The concept
Our Contract farming / community farming project is a concept that involves agricultural production being carried out on the basis of an agreement between Acreland and the land owners. Under this agreement, the farm owner agrees to lease out the land to Acreland, which undertakes farming activities focused on the quality standards and delivery requirements of the corporate purchasers who have tied up with Acreland. The Land owner receives a revenue share, from the revenue generated through sale of Agricultural produce to the corporate buyers.
What People Says
Sachin Kale a mechanical engineer from Nagpur who started his career by working at a power plant and rapidly rose to the top over the years and invested his 15-year-old provident fund in setting up a clean energy model where his farm was useful all year round and gave a maximum of profit, says “Everything was a challenge, as I had absolutely no clue about farming. I had to learn everything from tilling the land to sowing the seeds.”
A farmer from Bahirwadi, Vishwanath’s village is in the drought-prone Beed district of Maharashtra. However, he has earned Rs 7 lakh from farming on just one acre of land! Vishwanath decided to give multi-cropping a try, and he also figured out that he could increase his crop by building a wire fence and planting creepers and climbers on them. Vishwanath also installed a pipeline with his first-year profits to ensure sprinklers watered his plants. He has also picked up farming methods like raised-bed farming and mulching over the years, which has proved to be beneficial.