Food for social change
To see a nation where people are proud to be a farmer for preserving the nature and feeding the nation.
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.
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.
Young farmers in the village advice to stay away from farming and parents don’t like to see their children becoming farmers. I was born in a tribal village called Duginepally that is situated on the banks of the Godavari River. Unsustainable farming practices pulled Telangana farmers into debts that lead to suicides. I want to see a Telangana that will inspire the world with sustainable farming practices.