National Permaculture Convergence (5th - 7th February 2016) was an inclusive forum where 1180 practitioners in the rapidly growing fields of permaculture, eco-friendly agricultural practices and sustainability, came together to connect and share experiences and best practices. The Convergence included talks, presentations, discussions, small demonstrations and exhibitions that explored the theme "Towards Healthy Societies". It was a great space to learn, network, present and celebrate.
This event was being hosted by Aranya Agriculture Alternatives.
People working towards or interested in ecological solutions in various fields including sustainable agriculture, natural resource management, environment, biodiversity, sustainable living, health and nutrition, participated at NPC 2016. This included enthusiastic farmers & farmers' organisations, academicians, researchers, policy makers, students, entrepreneurs and many more who share the vision of creating 'healthy societies'.
Permaculture is a contraction of the two words 'PERMAnent AgriCULTURE'. It stands for responsible and wise use of natural resources, in a way that will sustain life for the present as well as future generations. It is a philosophy and practice that enables people to design and establish productive systems to provide for their food, energy, shelter and other material and non-material needs, in harmony with natural systems.
Aranya Agricultural Alternatives is an NGO working with farming communities since 1999 in the field of Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Agriculture, across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. For more information, visit permacultureindia.org
In Nov 2017, Aranya Agricultural Alternatives will be hosting the 13th International Permaculture Convergence in India. It will be attended by permaculture practitioners from across the globe. IPC is a biennial event; the twelfth IPC was held in UK in September 2015. For more information, visit ipcindia2017.org
Leading experts and practitioners from across India will share their experiences on the key themes via talks, presentations, panel discussions and Q-A sessions.
This pavilion will provide the opportunity to watch, learn and share innovative permaculture techniques.
Stalls are available for a fee to exhibit products and organizations with values consistent with permaculture principles of caring for the earth, caring for people, and sharing resources.
From 7-21 January 2017
Mr. Narsanna Koppula and Mr. Rico Zook
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