My name is Vinay Kumar Singh. I am pursuing a Master in sustainable Development Practices at TERI University, New Delhi, India.
I am working on sustainable agriculture development and volunteering in the community participation approach.
Day by day changing climate and fragmentation of land has created unreasonable burden on food production which can be alleviated by an Integrated Farming System, where different combination of enterprises set up at one place and function in collaboration to each other i.e. the byproducts of one enterprises is is used for the other one. For example, agriculture provide fodder for livestock ,livestock provide dung for bio gas (as source of energy) and also milk for consumption,poultry drop for fish feeding and fish pond's water used for irrigation.
Asset requirements (1-2 acre) and investment (50k to 1 lakh rupees) make it a community-level and volunteer compatible model to fight with poverty, food security as well as climate change. Thus development of this IFS model with volunteeers implicated at the community level is key to sustainable development.