What does it take to be a successful farmer? We often hear the stories of farmers who work hard in their fields slogging day and night; mainly for their livelihood and to feed the world. But is that enough for him to sustain and survive? Are dedicated efforts enough to achieve the success?
The answer is “No”! KF Bioplants brings a story of a farmer which shows that only hard work or dedication is not enough for success. "Something more than that is needed and that is passion and fighting spirit or diehard attitude."
Mr. Sangappa Thangadi, in the greenhouse with the damaged crop, right after the flood.
Mr. Sangappa Thangadi of Belgavi is a progressive farmer who ventured into the floriculture business in 2018 with Gerbera cultivation. His production and quality was excellent and he was satisfied with his decision. However; his well managed Gerbera greenhouse was destroyed during the floods in Northern Karnataka & Western Maharashtra region. For one whole month; the Gerbera greenhouse was submerged in water. When the situation got better; the plants were washed off along with bed material. The massive investment was gone in water.
Picture: Mr. Sangappa Thangadi in the greenhouse during the flood
After the flood, when the plot was recovered.
A proverb “God helps those who help themselves” was well proven by Mr. Sangappa! Being a hardcore farmer; he stood up with all the zeal and passion and re-planted Gerberas again after clearing the whole mess in the greenhouse. KF Bioplants supported the re-plantation done by our farmers subsidizing the plant price for flood affected plantations. The technical team of KF Bioplants; under supervision of Mr. Sachin Shelar (Area Manager), visited these projects to ensure healthy cultivation practices in the greenhouses. "We are proud to announce that all the re-planted projects are doing well with bumper yield and quality production."
"We sincerely appreciate the passion, dedication and diehard spirit of Mr. Thangadi."