What is Jeevatu?

Jeevatu is a package of beneficial microbes found in natural conditions. This package of beneficial microbes is eco-friendly, sustainable and capable to manage plant nutrition and plant protection problems. Jeevatu is non-poisonous and harmless to eco-system. The key ingredients of Jeevatu are Lactic acid bacteria, Azotobacter, Phosphorus Solubilizing Bacteria, Potassium Solubilizing Bacteria, Trichoderma, Photo synthetic bacteria and Yeast

A bottle of Jeevatu

A bottle of Jeevatu

 

Nepalese Farming Institute (NFI) has developed technologies which make agriculture inexpensive, sustainable, eco-friendly and self-reliant system so that farmers would themselves be able to make the inputs like high quality manures and bio-agents for the pest management by the use of their local rural natural resources. NFI envisions a package of technology that ultimately contributes to improve the economy of farmers, environment (bio-diversity, air quality, water quality, and reduction of green house gases emission, sequestration of CO2, availability of quality drinking water, quality food and quality air) and offer better health condition of all stakeholders.

Similarly NFI has been disseminating Jeevatu based technology since 2009 in many agro-ecological regions ranging from 150 meter above sea level to 3200 meter above sea level of Afghanistan, Bhutan, India and Nepal for the quality production of various crops, herbs and enhance the shelf life of horticultural commodities. The farmers, technicians and scientists of all the sites are fully satisfied and convinced by Jeevatu based technology. Jeevatu based technology has managed all plant nutrient and pest problems including apple re-plantation, citrus greening diseases, rhizome rot of zinger and large cardamom etc.

Application of beneficial microbes (Jeevatu) based technologies in farming system can increase one percent of soil organic matter which not only limited to increase crop productivity but also sequesters 88 tons of carbon dioxide per hectare per year. It is therefore if these technologies are disseminated and adopted throughout the country, huge amount of carbon dioxide can be sequestered and the adverse effect of Global Warming can be mitigated. To mitigate the adverse effect of Global Warming the developed countries have fixed the carbon tax so one has pay carbon tax if it exceeds the production of carbon dioxide beyond the given limit. Sequestered carbon dioxide (through increased soil organic matter) can be sold in terms of carbon credit to developed countries and big industries. Such carbon trade not only adds extra income to agriculture sector of developing countries but also benefits to developed nations and world at large. 

Many stakeholders advocate chemical fertilizers are needed for food security because they have prioritized the chemical fertilizer depending upon the nutrient value of compost (nitrogen content of compost is 0.5 percent). By the use of Jeevatu nutrient content of compost can be increased from 0.5 (nitrogen)  percent to 4 percent (nitrogen)  along with other desired attributes so these chemical fertilizers can be replaced by Jeevatu based compost which not only saves the foreign currency but also turns the farming system cost-effective, sustainable, productive, enhances quality and competitiveness.  Similarly Jeevatu based organic liquid manure controls the pest problems and replaces the chemical pesticides. So the dissemination of Jeevatu technology enhances import substitution, export promotion turning subsistence farming system into commercial agriculture which decrease the agriculture trade deficit and earn billions of foreign currency by the export of pesticide residue free agro-products. Nepal spends the huge amount of foreign currency which turns the agriculture unsustainable. This situation still aggravated by the use of chemical pesticides along with fertilizers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is Jeevatu?

Jeevatu is a package of beneficial microbes found in natural conditions. This package of beneficial microbes is eco-friendly, sustainable and capable to manage plant nutrition and plant protection problems. Jeevatu is non-poisonous and harmless to eco-system. The key ingredients of Jeevatu are Lactic acid bacteria, Azotobacter,…

Why Jeevatu?

Global top concerns are Climate Change, permanent food/ nutrition security and city waste management. These issues are more relevant to the developing world. The capitals of developing countries are rapidly urbanized and experiencing the population explosion and facing extremes of environmental degradation in…

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