Value to the farmer
Food : The tender shoots and flowers of the neem tree are eaten as a vegetable in India. Medicine : The neem parts have been used in medicine in the country and are in good demand. Timber : The wood is very hard and resistant to many insects. Pest and disease control : Neem is a key ingredient in non-pesticidal management (NPM), providing a natural alternative to synthetic pesticides. Neem seeds are ground into powder that is soaked overnight in water and sprayed on the crop. Organic farming: Neem cake, oil etc are used in organic farming as well. Research : More research is being done to get more value out of neem trees. The farmers are benefited as they can sell almost all parts of the tree at a price.
About the Project
Once the saplings are given to the farmers, they shall also be provided with the technical knowledge to grow the same. The project is a long term one and support to the farmers shall be given for 3 years. The farmers can be a part of the a group and they would be encouraged to grow them by explaining the details of benefits they shall be getting. The trees will be a part of the set that shall be given to the farmers for improving their economic status.
The details of the project and how many farmers are getting benefitted shall be shared regularly via email. The project reports shall be updated on the web platform where one can go and see the same.