Initiative to sustainable natural agriculture one straw method seed balls, engaging and empowering youths for a drug and crime free state.
There is huge issues and problems of unemployment directly effecting the youths. My contribution will help in bringing peace and solidarity.
Seed balls are being made by our members on the pretext to make a better and greener environment. It was on the motto in planting more trees and to save our Planet. the prevailing drought situation directly effecting the agricultural activities in the country, leading to scarcity of rice in the state. Moreover the price of the rice per kilogram is rising and poor people in the state aren't be easily happy to purchase rice for daily eating food. This was the first small step our members try out
preparing to make seed balls. Children being trying to learn from the members on how to roll a seed ball. A very cordial initiative taken by the family members and children.
What problem does the idea help to solve and how does your solution work? (2,000 characters maximum)
Manipur a border state in the North-eastern part of India bordering to Myanmar is having a population of almost 3 million, communities, who speak a variety of Sino-Tibetan languages. . The main occupation of the Manipur's people is agriculture. The current situation of the drought situation (non-availability) of water due no rain makes the state dry and paddy field are not suitable for rice cultivation both in the hill areas as terrace cultivation and in the valley or plain areas. The production of rice in the state is lower and enabling to meet the demands of the people population. Therefore the price of the rice /kilo gram is double times increasing / rising from Rs 20/kg to Rs.45/- at present.Our idea of implementing “Natural Farming” or “one straw method and seed balls” approach will be based on the method and technique used by “Masanobu Fukuoka (1913–2008), a Japanese farmer and philosopher, who introduced this technique in his 1975 book The One-Straw Revolution as "the Fukuoka Method", "the natural way of farming" or "do-nothing farming". We have a population of 2,855,794 as per 2011 census in our state, with 33 towns and with 16 districts. There is scarcity of rice production to meet the demands of the population in the state and therefore this might also be due to untimely rainfall in the area. Everyday reports of deaths and murders are on the move. Youths in the state are unemployed; corruption is the only tool to power people, education system is not to the mark and is very poor, people mostly engaged in free hours, drugs and relating crimes are seen every nook and corner in the state. Developing Self –employment is in the very initial stage and hardly few of them are successful in implementing workprofile. Poor families migrated from rural areas to town areas in search of job, neglecting agricultural activities and taking up easy money making jobs. Well, we can say that the barbaric activity carried out in the state is due to mass unemployment of people
Women selling rice on retail price. The black and red rice costing Rs 100 per kilo gram in the state market. This is the only women market or Ema market in the country. women selling rice for daily use and for religious purposes.
women vendors selling rice in the market shed. the price of the rice is doubled to Rs 45 per kilogram. This women brought rice from their own stock and sell it to others on whole rate price.
Geography of focus (500 characters)
We're focusing to spread this idea in the very state MANIPUR, India, having a total area of 22,327 km, where rice is the only staple food in the country, with having more than 33 tribal communities residing and with more than 5 dialects speaking. The people of different communities in the state are solely depending on the agricultural activities and therefore not all agricultural activities are carry out in the plain areas but also terrace farming is very popular in the hilly areas.
Building Bridges: What bridge does your idea build between people on the move and neighbors towards a shared future of stability and promise? (500 characters)
we hope to build a bridge of understanding the Natural Farming method for more rice productivity and engaging our people for most effective Technique through organizing workshops, seminars, group discussion, through village penchayats, farmers, other organisations and associations, town visits and reaching different communities for better world wide sustainable agricultural movement with all promise and risks, finding a whole new way of life which would bring us in harmony with the environment.
What human need is your idea solving for? (1,000 characters)
Unemployment in the state is becoming an issue. The corruption becomes the root cause of the social problems. There is no peace in the state. Money is the only tool to progressive work and jobs. Poor families from rural area migrated to town in search of work for food. There is no proper home for them. self-employment becomes a necessity for livelihood. Our idea of implementing “Natural Farming” or an “ecological farming” will be a true to food security in the state. This method will engage people and youth for better and greater benefits to working environment in producing rice. Our technique will help people to come more closer to greener environment with chemical and pesticides free society. There will not be poor and rich farmer. The joy of living is the availability of plenty of food in the family. The understanding of the people will maintain the peace and security in the community and society. It is low cost and can be cultivate without depending on seasonal rainfall.
What will be different within the community of focus as a result of implementing your idea? (1,000 characters)
Our idea of implementing seed ball and natural farming method will work together for achieving essentials needs of life food. we are focusing on mass production of food by engaging farmers and unemployed youths. A large numbers of youths are directing themselves to self -employment and work. We have a population of 2,855,794 as per 2011 census in our state, with 33 towns and with 16 districts. There is scarcity of rice production to meet the demands of the population in the state. A large numbers of paddy fields are left unused. There is untimely rainfall in the area. Our idea of chemical free will benefit both plain farming and hill terrace cultivation with minimum irrigation. Our team is ready to talk on the cooperation of the people in agriculture through village leaders, Panchayats, organisations, associations and leikais. our team will reach people on no tilling to the soil, not preparing fertilisers and rainfall for sustainable agriculture movement and for the greater humanity.
What is the inspiration behind your idea? (1,000 characters)
This idea would help not only to a community but to all other communities as well. we all know that human's destructive actions is becoming so global that there is rise of climate crisis, and there's ever-increasing levels of global poverty, starvation, and desertification on a massive scale. This becomes a trauma in all humankind. we all need to change not only our methods of earth stewardship, but also the very way we think about the relationship between human beings and nature. We would love to speak directly to the movement of organic farmers and activists seeking a new way of life with an insight developing a revolutionary new way of farming that we all believed this method would be of great benefit to society for food, water and practical peaceful solutions for feeding a growing human population, rehabilitating damaged landscapes, reversing the spread of desertification, and providing a deep understanding of the relationship between human beings and nature.
Describe the dynamics of the community in which the idea is to be implemented. (1,000 characters)
Meetei is the major ethnic community in Manipur, with meetei pangals (meetei muslims) and 29 major tribes in the hills dividing into two main ethno-denominations, namely Nagas and Kuki-Chins. Manipur's about 10% of its total area constitute the valley area and the rest (90%) is hill areas with 16-districts in the state. Socio-cultural, political, religious and economic phenomena contribute to dynamic characteristics of identities.The sense of belonging to a group based on belief in common origin, shared belief systems, same language and common cultural practices has always been an interesting area of the communities residing in the state. The dynamic nature of identity of the community and phenomena associated with identity is link to brotherhood and sisterhood in the state.
A cultivation field near Mantripukhri waiting for rain.
Women are planting rice in the field after the rain near Meitram, Manipur.
A dry paddy field near lamsang, Manipur. Farmers are weeding. There is no enough water in the field. wating for the rain.
How does your idea leverage and empower community strengths and assets to help create an environment for success? (1,000 characters)
we are still at the initial stage. Our team members are engaging in spreading out our idea of Natural farming reaching to few section of people. We are trying to reach people on how to make seed balls and the method of natural farming. our team will reach out people through organizing workshops and seminar demonstration from village to village, from community to community.
Members are engaged in tree plantation, seed ball throwing, making eco-dustbins and seed ball making
Making of seed balls by the members. This was the first time members make seed balls and tried throwing.
What other partners or stakeholders will work alongside you in implementing the idea, if any? (1,000 characters)
currently there is no partner.
we PEOPLE HOPE members hope and like to work with the Government of the country and state in the future. Because we members are looking for a brighter peaceful, drug free and crime free Nation in the coming future. Numbers of people and youth in the state are unemployed due to non-availability of work and jobs in hand. There isn't any priority to work with any governmental organisation or firms in the state. Corruptions is very high in the state. People are mostly engage in doing drugs and there is too much crimes happening, killing of young girls, raping and murder and our cannals and rivers become a throwing dust bin for those young death bodies. There is no peace in the state. The price of the rice is much higher and poor people can hardly afford buying rice.
we believe in promoting a better sustainable peaceful environment through the seed ball and one straw method agriculture activity building a bridge to all our people leading a change.
What part of the displacement journey is your solution addressing
Being on the move, crossing borders, and/or temporarily settled
Tell us how you'd describe the type of innovation you are proposing
Channel: A new way to deliver existing products or services to customers or end users
Idea Proposal Stage
Blueprint: We are exploring the idea and gathering the inspiration and information we need to test it with real users.
Group or Organization Name
Tell us more about your group or organization [or lived experience as a displaced person?] (1000 characters)
we try to "Giving Hope to Humanity by bringing more love more peace and more life'.To render service for upliftment of society of community by promoting women empowerment, youth leadership and entrepreneurship.Arranging prevention of anti social activities and human right violation and to promote actions to limit human induced climate change to sustainable levels . And to work for achieving essentials needs of life as food , clothing , housing , education and social amenities. Giving and bringing more hope love and peace.To solve the problem of deforestation as well as cutting down the used of chemical fertilizers and pesticides by adopting 'One straw method' and using seed balls. We act to make a difference , building community through giving , giving the method , the idea with great love for the humanity. People Hope understand the value of service , that is the rent we pay for room on this earth.
Type of submitter
We are a registered Non-Profit Organization
Organization Headquarters: Country
Organization Headquarters: City / State
Khagenpali Huidrom leikai, IMPHAL, MANIPUR