National Permaculture Convergence - 5th to 7th Feb, 2016
This is a fundraising appeal for the National Permaculture Convergence (NPC). It is a national event to promote effective practices that balance the goals of producing healthy food, ensuring farmers’ well-being and preserving the environment.
NPC 2016 is being hosted by Aranya Agricultural Alternatives is hosting NPC 2016. The venue is University Auditorium of Prof. Jayashankar Telangana Agricultural University in Hyderabad, India.
This Convergence is an inclusive forum where practitioners in the field of permaculture, eco-friendly agricultural practices and sustainability, will come together to connect, share experiences and best practices.
Permaculture is a contraction of the two words 'PERMAnent AgriCULTURE'. It stands for responsible and wise use of natural resources, in a way that will sustain life for the present as well as future generations. It is a philosophy and practice that enables people to design and establish productive systems to provide for their food, energy, shelter and other material and non-material needs, in harmony with natural systems.
NPC will feature talks, presentations, discussions, exhibition stalls for eco-friendly groups and products and demonstrations of sustainable agricultural practices.
The speakers and facilitators at NPC include experts in the field of permaculture, organic farming and environment. This includes:
- Dr. Vandana Shiva, world-renowned seed activist, will deliver the keynote address
- Dr. Sultan Ismail, soil biologist and ecologist, and Director of the Ecoscience Research Foundation in Chennai
- Mr. Claude Alvarez, environmental activist from Goa and Director of OFAI
- Mr. Umendra Dutt, founder of Kheti Virasat Mission (KVM) in Punjab
- Mr.Narsanna Koppula, Rico Zook, Ardhendu Chatterjee, Clea Chandmal and others, will conduct various Permaculture Sessions,
and many more from across India, who have very generously agreed to contribute their time, knowledge and experience voluntarily.
For complete details, please visit,
About Speakers - http://www.npcindia2016.org/speakers.php
Event Schedule - http://www.npcindia2016.org/pdf/NPCSchedule.pdf
This Convergence is predominantly a volunteer driven initiative, without any commercial sponsorship. NPC 2016 is being funded by donations and participation fees. We have kept the Convergence fees as low as possible to encourage farmers and students to attend. However, the participation fee does not cover the total cost incurred per participant. Hence, this appeal to you for support. Your donations will help cover the costs of venue rentals and logistics, food, accommodation, and volunteer expenses including speakers’ travel, stay and local transport.
Aranya Agricultural Alternatives is an NGO working with farming communities since 1999 in the field of Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Agriculture, across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
For more details, please visit - www.npcindia2016.org,
or email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact numbers: 040-2414 2295 or 85006-40590
Facebook: National Permaculture Convergence
*Note: The minimum amount to contribute to our project is Rs. 200 or $10. Every kind support matters.