Low Carbon Farming
Through LCF, SEDS encourages farmers to minimize pesticide usage and try alternative ideas such as planting a slightly earlier crop around the perimeter of the field so that pests attack that instead of the main crop. Planting fewer seedlings with greater spacing between them ensures that each stalk can grow stronger and healthier without competition from a crowded field. This in turn minimizes wastage in the crop and helps reduce fertilizer usage. Finally, the demands on the soil are not as intensive allowing for natural regeneration and improved results.
From a small demonstration plot of half an acre, LCF initiatives in the region have caught on and spread to over 2000 farm plots today.