Making plans for my upcoming 3-week travel to India this fall. On the program:
24-28 October 2017: 7th international conference on Silicon in Agriculture in Bangalore.
9-11 November 2017: 19th Organic World Congress in Delhi, where I will present a paper on the use of recycling fertilizers from wastewater in organic agriculture.
Between both conferences I'll have a free week to visit interesting people and friends. One main aim is to visit the Solitude farm in Auroville, Tamil Nadu where I have already been in 2004. There are several exciting activities going on there, among which experiments with Natural Farming which is a form of no-tillage organic agriculture following the do-nothing philosophy of Masanobu Fukuoka from Japan.
I'll also visit friends who live a 2 h drive west of Madurai, at the feet of the Eastern Ghats hill range.