“Agriculture is the foundation of civilization and any stable economy”
- Allan Savory
All the early civilizations began with agriculture. Our ancestors settled to grow their own food and crops. In agriculture lie the roots of modern society and economy. Wealth increased with growth in agriculture practices and the societies started to explore the areas of knowledge, science, technology and art. The human society will be forever depended on land and agriculture no matter how modern and sophisticated it gets. Neglect of agriculture results in food insecurity, hunger, malnutrition and causes the downfall of the society and economy.
Recent years have seen a reduction in agricultural outputs and growth in service and industries that are not dependent on agriculture. The neglect by government agencies has resulted in a sharp decline in food availability. War/conflicts, unjust social structure, narrow nationalistic attitudes, growth of population, and lower levels of incomes are some of the causes which are causing food insecurity.
How IDCA and its partner NGOs bring qualitative change in agriculture and agricultural practices
Several of our members are working on education projects in India and elsewhere. Some of these are:
"Let new India arise-let her arise out of the peasants' cottage, grasping the plough; out of the huts of fisherman,the cobbler, and the sweeper. Let her spring from the grocer's shop,from the oven of the fritter-seller." - Swami Vivekananda