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Feed The Poor

Business case: / Published January 15, 2017 by Sakshi Paudel

Sakshi Paudel

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Weeds have never been farmers’ friend except for the rare cases where people use them as organic compost or mulching material. But what can be the better news if they find out that the problem they are facing is an ultimate solution towards living. Feed The Poor aims at changing the world agriculture scenario by converting a by-product to product. Today where the world is haunting for the easy escape from the problems arising, we aim at giving the world an easy and an economic escape. We think for bringing a change in the conception of people regarding weed and turning over the realistic state of the underworld. Due to excess use of pesticides and weedicides or may be because of higher tillage operation rates and intensity, hectares of productive land round the globe are turning barren. This ultimately means a decreasing productivity for increasing population. Feed The Poor aims at commercial production of Chenopodium on many barren lands where commercial crops cannot thrive but weeds easily can. This cultivation can not only provide the vegetables to people but also grabs up optimum utilisation of the land. On the business low hours, these weeds can be incorporated in the soil so as to increase the organic matter content of the soil. Chenopodium itself is a bio pesticide. An extraction from plant can be commercially sold as bio-pesticide in today’s context while organic farming is climbing upstairs. It means another entrance for better agricultural vision. There are many such underexploited plant species which have tremendous benefits. Feed the poor aims at exploring these benefits. We as an agriculturist are aiming to impart awareness among people about these beneficiaries. Similarly, the food companies in collaboration with farmers can use the weeds for producing flour, medicines or other pre-packaged items or fresh leaves as well. Chenopodium is also used as dye substitute. Green shoot extracts are used as dye. Similarly Africans also use its fresh crushed roots as mild soap substitute. Pharmaceuticals can derive benefits by extracting antioxidants from the plants. Chenopodium is a low cost raw product because of its easy availability. To the companies who aim at developing the organic way of production can harbour Chenopodium within their production strategy so as to develop a higher b/c ratio. The only problem is, besides of this easy accessibility they are not aware of what it is. If the farmers here at rural region develop the concept about what it is and how it can be used then the trend of product-sale market will go different.