About the Earth Trust The Earth Trust is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to regenerating and reviving the Nilgiris ecosystem in the Western Ghats, India. Established in 2004, our initiatives focus on creating sustainable livelihoods by improving organic and natural farming practices, women's health and wellness, and environmental education. THE CRISIS Globally, human-driven climate change is fuelling weather extremes- from record droughts to massive floods -that are hammering key agricultural regions around the world. The current food system supports the livelihoods of over one billion people world - wide. By 2050, the world’s population will have increased by one-third, with the highest increase occurring in developing countries. Agricultural production will have to grow by 60 per cent to meet needs. Locally, a total of 2545 square kilometres of the Nilgiris Biosphere, 56% is natural vegetation. Out of the 30% that is cultivated, 95% is rain fed. Around 93% of the land holdings are small and marginal covering approximately over 36% of the cultivated area. There are over 80000 farmers. Almost all of them do chemical farming. 42% of India's Districts use 85% of its chemical fertilisers. Just a couple of years ago, 6738 MT Fertilisers, 198 MT of dust Pesticide, 138 MT of liquid pesticide and 5448 MT of Urea were used in The Nilgiris District. Women commonly face higher risks and greater burdens from the impacts of climate change.
OUR PURPOSE To create viability and well-being in rural communities and landscape of The Nilgiris Ecosystem.
OUR VISION To create a community network of individuals who brings back living water and soil through sustainable practices.
OUR MISSION - Enable a community of farmers to practice established organic and natural farming methods.