About 17% of India’s land is either fallow or culturable wasteland - the land which has potential for the development of vegetative cover, but is not being used due to different constraints. Majority of such lands are with small and marginal farmers which constitute 85% of the farming population.
By promoting agro-forestry on such lands SAI improve humus content and make them fertile. Annually, we add approx 30 kgs nitrogen per acre through inter-cropping with legume crops.
SAI model is also an excellent example of land pooling and working together. With the support of CRPs, the small farmers pool their land together and work on agro forestry model. This saves cost of production; improve management and care and ultimately the productivity.