Hindi, Konkani & Marathi (Spoken & written), Kannada
20 2nd A Cross 16th C Main road 4th Block Koramangala Bangalore 560034 India
Former Secretary & Managing Committee Member of the Biodynamic Association of India. Asian Fellowship of Preparation Makers
Aromatic and Medicinal Plants,
Have advised projects on coconut, rice, banana, corn, root crops, legumes, vegetables, peanuts and fruits and spice productions
Coconut, tropical vegetables, rice, herbs & spices
Individual consulting, Group consulting, Organisational consulting, Coaching, Project management, Supervision, Lectures, Tutorial, Workshop, Education, Training, Project development
Bring an expertise to the projects in biodiversity management by following a structured approach consisting of a baseline assessment, setting SMART goals along with the producers, selection & implementation of the selected (together) measures and establishing a monitoring mechanism. Co-creating a dynamic conversion plan, as part of an emerging future.
My advisory methodology is based on the concept of coaching/accompanying the members of the project’s team to be advisors & trainers themselves to empower them to manage the project on Biodynamic Principals & Practices with the goal of the project becoming a self-sufficient farm organisation.This approach starts with a viability study on the market of the produce and an attempt to build a mutually beneficial relationship based on Associative Economics principle with prospective purchasers/markets of the produce locally & internationally, at the start of the project itself.
Several projects & initiatives in Asia, to name a few - China Demeter Association's Demeter advisor for multiple projects in conversion for herbs for traditional chinese medicine, rice, beans & vegetable, successfully advised the first Demeter certified project for production & processing in the ASEAN region (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) for a coconut farm (350 ha) & another vegetable farm (12 ha) in Thailand, doubling (by addition of 250+ farmers in 700+ ha) in size of a Demeter basmati rice in Northern India, multiple projects in North Eastern Thailand for Demeter jasmine rice in conversion on 2240 ha with around 500 farmers, project on the first organic cotton project in Tamil Nadu, in conversion to Demeter. Another project is an organic municipality in Philippines having 7814 hectares of Agriculture land with 1437 farmers planning to convert to biodynamic practices & principles in the entire municipality certified by a PGS Demeter path by 2024 (along with a small area to be third party certified). Am also advising the Ministry of Agriculture & Forests of Bhutan on their plans to get equivalency for their national organic standard, upgrade their local PGS program & set up their accreditation systems.
Joy Daniel - Founder Director, Lipok Social Foundation, Vishalakshi Padmanabhan - Executive Director, Participatory Guarantee Systems, Organic Council (PGSOC), Choitresh Kumar 'Bablu' Ganguly - Founder, Timbaktu Collective & Vive President IFOAM Organics International, Jennifer Chang - Executive Director, IFOAM Asia & Vice President, IFOAM Organics International, Julia Lernoud - Vice President IFOAM Organics International, dR Ashok Kumar Yadav - Founder Director, National Center of Organic Farming (NCOF) & Advisor Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India & dR Mahesh Chander - Board Member, International Society of Organic Agriculture Research
Biodynamic Preparation making workshops Asia Pacific Biodynamic Conference (co-facilitating a workshop) Biodynamic Federation Demeter International's member's assembly Latin American Trainers conference XXXVI Latin America Biodynamic Conference (sharing a contribution) Agriculture Conference Dornach (cofacilitating a workshop) Biofach Nürnberg (sharing a contribution) Biofach India (organising the conference part of this fair) Annual General Body meeting of the Biodynamic Association of India Agriculture Conference in Dornach (co-facilitating a workshop) Biofach China (sharing a contribution) Biofach Thailand (sharing a contribution)
Bhutan, China, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand,
After my first training in Biodynamics in 2009, have been involved in the organic & biodynamic movements in various roles & responsibilities. Have attended & co facilitated multiple training on Biodynamics & work actively in the Asian continent as an Evangelist for Biodynamics as an Agriculture of the Future.
Andrea D'Angelo Lazzarin