A Film on Sustainable Turmeric Farming – Erode’s Indian Saffron

27 August 2023
Harvesting Hope: Sustainable Turmeric Farming | ©GIZIndia
Harvesting Hope: Sustainable Turmeric Farming | ©GIZIndia

India is the largest producer and exporter of spices in the world, and Turmeric, also known as the Indian Saffron, forms a major spice crop for smallholder spice farmers producing 85% of these spices. The overuse of chemical fertilizers and pesticides has affected not only the soil health, but also the health of farmers, and nearby water resources adversely.

The ‘Enhancement of Smallholder Spice Farmers’ Capacities in Sustainable Farming’ project is identifying farmer groups in Tamil Nadu and training them to cultivate Turmeric organically and sustainably, to replenish the environment as well as enhance their livelihood. To support sustainable agriculture practices, the project is implemented in six Indian states – Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana, developed an introductory video clip to their work in regard to turmeric.

The project is part of the Programme implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The lead partners for this project are AVT McCormick and McCormick Switzerland.

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Contact Person
Ravindra Singh

Key Buzzwords
#Turmeric, Sustainable Production, Indian Spices
#sustainableagriculture #organicfarming #turmeric #indianspices #tamilnadu