Being seventh largest among countries around the world, India has a wide understanding of agrarian culture and economy. To put this in context, in 1889, Dr. John Augustus Voelcker an Agricultural chemist from the Royal Agriculture Society of England was asked to advice the government on the application of agricultural chemistry to Indian Agriculture. Dr. Voelcker concluded that there is very little that can be improved in the already self-sufficient Indian agricultural system.
Historically, farming in India was primarily organic, sustaining generations of farmers. With the dawning of chemically assisted farming techniques with the introduction of the green revolution the 1960’s did the Indian terrain first encounter factory made fertilizers and pesticides. Pressures from the global market pushed India to adopt an agrarian economy that depended solely on increasing yield. Functioning with the one track purpose of satisfying market demand India has chosen economy over ecology.
Recognizing the importance of reconnecting with the ecological system that sustains us, Organic farming aims at strengthening the farm ecosystem to produce safe, healthy and responsible food product. Such a method of agriculture excludes the use of synthetic chemicals to increase production. Local methods are used by treating the farm as a living entity, thereby nurturing it. We at Milagro aim to play an integral role in reviving organic farming, which we believe is the seed for tomorrow.