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Farmers will save agriculture if they survive

We are in the back of the farmer to take life forward

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Farmers and agricultural products are the lifeblood of the nation. In fact, the farmer who despises his life, provides food in the face of the rain, the rain, the people of the country, when he sees the real picture of them, he rises to his village. Even though they have the golden opportunity to provide a better way of life, everyone is cut off. There are a handful of farmers who have done research. But now it's the turn of the day. Farmer's grief is on its way to end the day of suffering. Has been discovered. Advanced technology. There are many conscious palaces in cooperation. Fearless peasant brother has come.

Providing modern equipment, advanced technology to small farmers. Establishment of sales center for sale at the fair price of agricultural produce.Provide proper training for modern agriculture. Improved fodder, seed supply. Market the food of approved fertilizers, medicines and animal resources. Assisting in the production of safe and nutritious agriculture food by launching a low interest loan system. It is possible to develop an entire nation including farmers.

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Thank you VDC. Majority of people in rural areas are small household farmers. They are at the front line in farming. Yet they are poor simply because their agro-processing value function was hi-jacked, after the phasing out of outdated granaries and grindstones in 1981. Their farming businesses are not viable as they depend on agricultural raw materials, which are cheap and have a short shelf life. In poverty they practice poor methods of farming that have resulted in depletion of natural resources and degradation of the environment. To reverse this situation we need to empower small farmers and practice value addition farming so that we get products from communities, other than agricultural raw materials. In this way small farmers will be able to get a big share of their farming businesses, which will allow them to practice sustainable farming.

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Thank you very much

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