Founded by renowned agricultural scientist and social activist Dr. G Nammalvar, Vanagam is a non-profit organization, collectively formed by people from different strata of society, which empowers people to enrich their lives and the environment by making certain life style choices based on ecological principles.
Vanagam offers hands-on training courses based on extensive study and research done over a period of several years, to propagate these ecological principles. These courses not only enable individuals to lead promising lives, but they also ensure a better life for posterity. In addition, Vanagam also offers consultancy services to those interested in sustainable agriculture.
The core focus of Vanagam is to mitigate the following global problems.
Global warming and climate change
Food shortage and inappropriate distribution
Inequitable distribution of wealth/resources and marginalization of a substantial part of the world population
Inappropriate utilization of natural resources and intervention with nature.
Urbanization and industrialization which severely damage the environment
Industrialization of agriculture, the main cause for the deterioration of soil quality and low productivity.