Farmer Stories Niazim
However, what truly made the difference for Niazim was the close-knit support network provided by the organic cotton program. This network of fellow farmers and advisory experts played a pivotal role in helping Niazim overcome his cotton farming challenges. Field trainers closely monitored his organic cotton crops, ensuring their health and vitality, while field facilitators introduced him to organic techniques and approaches. The spirit of teamwork was the key to Niazim’s improved results.
Organic impact on Niazim’s cotton cultivation
With the support and guidance of advisory services, Niazim adopted scientific methods advocated by the program’s field experts for organic cotton cultivation, successfully reducing his operational costs. To prepare his land for cotton, he efficiently employed a land leveller. Once the cotton was planted, he carefully managed water usage in accordance with the suggested requirements for organic production and strategically planted millet around his fields to attract birds that naturally preyed on harmful insects. Niazim takes great pride in noting that this innovative approach led to a remarkable 40% reduction in weed growth, subsequently decreasing the demand for water and nutrients in his cotton cultivation.