Farmer Stories Aslam
With the support and guidance of the organic cotton program, Aslam started using farmyard manure and bio-pesticides in his cotton fields to address cotton pests. Expert field trainers introduced Aslam to the efficiency of certain essential oils and extracts as bio-pesticides targeted at specific pests, but otherwise sustainable and safe for the environment and people. Following their expert guidance, he successfully implemented a number of natural extracts, such as turmeric, bitter apple, and tobacco to combat bollworms, cotton’s most common pest, in his 8-acre cotton farm.
Organic impact on Aslam’s cotton production
The transition to organic practices had a profound impact on Aslam’s cotton production. Although Aslam’s yield initially decreased by 10% when switching to organic practices, the organic nature of his production enabled him to command a more favorable selling price.
reduced water consumption
decreased production costs
increase in profits