Aranya Agriculture Alternatives, an organisation promoting permaculture, is hosting a national permaculture convergence here on February 5 and 6 next year as a run-up to the XIII International Permaculture Convergence (IPC) to be held in the city in November 2017.
Permaculture is a philosophy of working with nature in the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient.
Headed by Narsanna Koppula, Aranya Agriculture Alternatives is one of the foremost permaculture exponents in India. He has more than 25 years experience in the field of permaculture and is on the board of Permaculture Council, the governing body for the global permaculture movement.
The IPC is an international meet of permaculture practitioners from across the globe and around 3,000 participants from over 100 countries are expected to attend the event in 2017. Permaculture practitioners, farmers, farm activists, scientists, policy-makers and others from across India and South Asia are expected to participate in the national-level event being held in next February as a run-up to the international event. Theme of the national event is “Towards Healthy Societies. Presentations, workshops, panel discussions and exhibitions would be held as part of the event to explore various means and practices that would lead to healthy societies.