Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP), Department of Agriculture (DoA) is implementg Andhra Pradesh ‘Zero-Budget’ Natural Farmg (APZBNF) Programme, through Rythu Sadhikara Samstha (RySS) (corporation for farmers’ empowerment). RySS is a not-for-profit organization established by GoAP. The programme has been itiated 2015-16 with multiple objectives of enhancg farmers’ welfare, consumer welfare and for the conservation of the environment.
Zero-Budget Natural Farmg (ZBNF) is a holistic alternative to the present paradigm of high-cost chemical puts-based agriculture. It is very effective addressg the uncertaties of climate change. ZBNF prciples are harmony with the prciples of Agroecology. Its uniqueness is that it is based on the latest scientific discoveries Agriculture, and, at the same time it is rooted dian tradition. UN-FAO April 2018 urged all countries to move towards the adoption of Agroecology to meet the tw goals of global food security and conservation of the environment.