Who we are

'tharunam' is a not for profit initiative to address climate change and agriculture crisis which are leading to farmers suicide in Telangana state, India.

Vision

To see a nation where people are proud to be a farmer for preserving the nature and feeding the nation.

Mission

tharunam mission is to help people to understand the impacts of their food choices on environment, health and sustainable economy. People use food literacy as a tool to question climate change, to adopt eco-friendly farming methods and preserve indigenous farming knowledge and methods.

Concept

Through Food literacy, 'tharunam' wants to create awareness about the role of farmer in environmental conservation and food security in India. Food literacy can help consumers to demand healthy and nutritious food. It can encourage farmers to cultivate diverse crops as well adopt Eco friendly farming methods. Diverse crops increases bio-diversity and Natural farming methods are cost effective, so it will reduce financial burden on farmers. Other side we can tackle societal pressure on farmer when everyone starts understanding the role of farmer in nation building.

 What is the Problem?

What is the Problem?

During the years 2014-2016, 2,500 farmers committed suicide in Telangana state, India. According to the national crime records bureau (NCRB), financial crisis and societal pressure are two major factors that drives farmers to such drastic measures know more

What is our approach to tackle farmers suicide?

'tharunam' wants to address farmers suicide issue in different levels but we are starting with three interventions. Those are
#Food literacy
#Food literacy
To encourage consumers to demand and farmers to adopt Eco-friendly farming methods
#t-talks
#t-talks
Preserving indigenous farm knowledge and passing it to future generations
#farm incubator
#farm incubator
Encourage farmers to try Eco-friendly farming methods before they will adopt it in large scale.

Our Team

Currently we are recruiting the team!

Become a supporter