THE T.S. SRINIVASAN NATIONAL CENTRE FOR RURAL TRAINING
CRT is located in a 10 acre organic farm in the dry region of Hosur in Tamil Nadu. The Centre advocates integrated organic farming as a more sustainable alternative to modern agricultural practices which require unsustainable and high cost inputs fertilizers and pesticides.
The Centre offers training programs in organic agriculture to small and marginal farmers. CRT has developed and tested new organic pesticides & fertilizers and innovative agricultural practices. CRT undertakes watershed and afforestation programs offering a steady and precious water supply to the local farmers.
CRT has a large network of farmers committed to organic farming who actively engage in new organic practices and products. Participating farmers have access to a consumer-market network developed by CRT. This network consists of individuals and organizations committed to the creed of organic farming. The network provides a stable and assured market for the farmers’ products thus providing them economical and psychological security.