Jaycee Agro Farms Follow Integrated Agriculture And Save 2 Cr Litres of Water/Year



Introduction

Jaycee Agro Farms fuses traditional farming practises, management expertise and technology to create high yield and integrated agriculture processes at their farms.

Product or concept

Integrated farming practises are applied in the property of about 200 acres.

Problem being solved

Reduces the effects of chemical based farming methods and improve soil health.

Process or technology involved

Follows Bio-dynamic Famrming:

Biodynamic Farming fuses conventional natural farming methods, biodynamic cultivation and new technologies to make farming sustainable and profitable. Plots are divided and allocated to different activities within the farm that add value

It has the following features:

  • Follows multi cropping
  • Has a dairy unit
  • Produces own manure and bio-pesticides
  • Processing unit
  • Microbiology lab
  • Water efficiency and rainwater harvesting measures

Sustainability benefits

  • Extensive network of water conservation and management technique used, has allowed the farm to save 2 crore litres of water annually.
  • Due to multi-cropping system applied, a variety of vegetables, herbs and 18 varieties of medicinal plants can be grown.
  • The 51,000 trees planted in the property are native species.

User segments that will benefit

Farmers

Organic Store Owners/Sellers

People or organizations involved

K. Jayachandran, R. Chandrasekaran

Jaycee Agro Farms

Innovations or USPs

  • Bio-dynamic method of cultivation applied in the farms treats soil fertility, plant growth, and livestock care as ecologically interrelated tasks.
  • They make their own fertilisers using organic manure, use bio-pesticides and a variety of herbal pest repellents.
  • Value addition has helped them make a profit by setting up processing units, solar drying and pulverising facility.
  • Work on "farm to home" concept where the harvest is converted into finished products.

Related engineering, science or business topics

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Water Conservation
  • Botany
  • Animal Husbandry

Awards & recognitions

The Government of Tamil Nadu has appointed K. Jayachandran as the resource person for the training of farmers in organic and biodynamic farming.

Other interesting highlights

  • K. Jayachandran has been conducting free workshops and training sessions for all in the last two and a half years.
  • 70% local women are hired at the farm and work at the unit producing organic, biodynamic manure and pesticide and the microbiology lab.


Office located at:

T.Nagar

Videos

Jaycee Agro Farm Video

Concept Agriculture Integrated Farming

Biodynamic Agriculture in Germany

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As you reap, so shall you add value to farm produce : The article talks about K. Jayachandran's challenges in breaking people's mindset regarding the profitability of organic farming.

Organic march : The article talks about how Jaycee Agro Farms has ensured its value addition of "Farm-to-fork" expands in the city's agricultural produce outlets.

Make a visit to get a first-hand experience

Jaycee Greens : For more information regarding the integrated farming methods and produce, you can contact them through their website.

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Purchase the product/solution

Jaycee Greens - Products : For more information regarding the products, you can contact them through their website.

Connect with experts

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) : TNAU has several research stations that provide guidance in different aspects of farming practises and tools.

Rajaram Madhavan : Rajaram Madhavan has several patents for farmer-friendly farm tools and conducts workshops that encourage entrepreneurs to take up agriculture as a profession.

Tamil Nadu Organic Certification Department : Tamil Nadu Organic Certification Department carries out the certification of Agricultural Organic Product, Processing, and Trade under National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP).

Experiment through do-it-yourself projects

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Crop-Livestock Farming System Assessment System in Europe : The series of articles looks at the business side of integrated farming processes for the farmer.