Organic Farming and Sustainable Development
Kudumbam has been working with communities in Pudukottai district since the beginning and our work in Nagapattinam districts, was initiated after the tsunami in 2004. Our vision is to strengthen vulnerable communities trough the building of a multi-stakeholder partnership for the preservation and regeneration of native flora and fauna, in order to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Which we at Kudumbam are reaching through different projects including Sustainable Biodiversity Conservation, Natural Resource Managment, Campaign and Advocacy, and Empowerment of Women and Children.
Activities of Kudumbam
Kudumbam was founded in 1982 by Mr. Oswald Quintal, Dr.Nammalvar and Mr.Perianayagasamy when rural Tamil Nadu, India was passing through an agricultural crisis. The trade-off from the "Green revolution" in the 1960s led to a shift in land use from diverse cropping systems, to monocultures with heavy application of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Irrigation slowly led to the depletion of ground water, and small farmers becoming more marginalized.
- General Body – 25 members
- Executive Committee – 11 members
- Trichy Coordinating Office: - 12 Staff
- Kolunji Farm: - 17 Staff
- Tranqubar Office: - 7 Staff
- Veilankanni Office: - 5 Staff
- Mathur centre: - 5 Staff
Our vision is to strengthen vulnerable communities through the building of a multi-stakeholder partnership for the preservation and regeneration of native flora and fauna, in order to ensure a sustainable rural livelihood and create environmentally benign and socially just bio villages.