Zero Budget Natural Farming in Andhra Pradesh, India

Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) is a grassroots agrarian movement in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is a low-cost, locally-sourced natural farming method that does not rely on the use of agrochemicals and has the potential to meet the twin goals of global food security and conservation of the environment. ZBNF launched in 131 village clusters in 2016 and has since expanded to 268 clusters. To fully explore the potential of ZBNF as an agricultural strategy, empirical research is being done to understand the social dynamics and scientific processes taking place through the farming method.

The state government supports ZNBF, with the intention that 6 million farmers will implement ZBNF by 2024.