Amrita Bhoomi (meaning Eternal Earth) is a Centre for Sustainable Development and School of Agroecology founded by the Indian peasant movement KRRS in Karnataka in South India. It consists of several components that reflect our commitment to a more prosperous, equitable and ecological future. These components revolve around the training and promotion of agro-ecology and natural agriculture, renewable energy, green building, and economic diversification based on small cottage industries, as well as education, combating child labor, inequality and discrimination, and the creation of cooperatives and direct links between producers and consumers. All of these components are oriented towards greater self-reliance and capacity for collective action of the peasant communities. Local communities want to be provided with educational tools through this project so they can rebuild their independence and dignity. Within Amrita Bhoomi we work towards the eradication of poverty through the collective construction of ecological and equitable local economies that protect them from the ravages of the market global.
Published on March 3rd, 2016
Published on Nov 3rd, 2015
Mysore: Amrita Bhoomi, an international centre for sustainable development, will be organising a seed carnival on the occasion of World Farmer Martyrs’ Day on Monday in Chamarajanagar district.Speaking to presspersons here on Sunday, executive trustee of Amrita Bhoomi, Chukki Nanjundaswamy, said the carnival was being organised on Martyr’s Day at Jyothigowdanapura in Chamarajanagar district. Farmers’ leaders from India and abroad, including Daniel Camenduli of Italy, would participate in the carnival, she said.World Farmer Martyrs’ Day is observed on April 17 as a mark of respect to the farmers of Brazil who were massacred during a struggle for their livelihood. Ms. Nanjundaswamy said the carnival was being organised to declare a war against genetic engineering and genetically modified food.
Published on April 17th 2006