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Sustainable Yogic Agriculture
Can the power of thought be a new fertilizer that leads to better food security? Sustainable Yogic Agriculture is a research project carried out by the Rural Development Wing of the Brahma Kumaris.
One thousand farmers throughout India are combining organic farming with meditation, which is showing remarkable results. Early data collected through a field study in Gujarat suggest an improved seed quality and increase in crop yield.
Sustainable Yogic Agriculture has resulted in lower costs to farmers and reduced the pressure on the environment. Other benefits have been improvements in farmers' emotional well-being and enhanced community resilience.
Yogic farming through Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Meditation: An Ancient Technique for Enhancing Crop Performance
Internal report on Sustainable Yogic Agriculture in Maharashtra and Goa
This report describes a visit to Maharashtra and Goa in 2013 by representatives from the Brahma Kumaris' Rural Development Wing and the ofﬁce to the United Nations. It describes the use of Sustainable Yogic Agriculture and how the methods are being adopted with significant tangible and social benefits. A full research report with references will be made available. For a copy, please contact the author, Dr Tamasin Ramsay, at the Brahma Kumaris United Nations office.