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Cow Based Natural Farming (CBNF) is a technique that puts cows and the farmer at the center of the agricultural ecosystem. This ancient technique makes it a priority to maintain the agro-ecology in order to make quality crop production a sustainable activity.

CBNF primarily works on the following principles:

|| Ensuring 365 day crop cover || Keeping the soil undisturbed || Using indigenous seeds || Integrating cow based products || Improving organic content in soil || Managing infestations with cow based treatments || No synthetic chemicals ||Ensuring the farmer’s growth

Cow Based Natural Farming ensures that there is a variety of crops being grown on the soil. Each with their own unique traits, this format ensures that the farmer gets the optimal value from the soil. The use of indigenous seeds ensures a certain hardiness of the crop, with natural protection against pests and diseases.

There is a keen focus on cow based products, recipes that have been passed on from generations, and improved upon with technology and scientific rigour. At every stage of the process, the soil and plant health is kept prima facie, without compromising on the natural and organic approach to doing things.

Secondly, it puts a focus on farmer welfare. NSSO data states that 70% of farmer families are incurring greater costs than their earnings, and over half of them are in debt. With farmers not being able to reap the benefits of their labour, it becomes more important than ever to ensure a farming methodology that also helps them. Long term CBNF practice can effectively bring the cost of production to a bare minimum for the farmer, while consistently improving upon their yields.

Finally, CBNF practices can help provide a sustainable supply of 100% Natural Food and Ayurvedic Products. It can help customers reduce their dependence on conventionally grown produce and products, and instead use the assured, all natural and organic CBNF products. Products grown using cow based farming practices are rich in nutrients without any latent presence of chemicals that could be harmful to you in any way.

Healthy Soil

Wealthy Farmer

100% Natural Produce

Rich in Nutrition

Facts about CBNF

Water And Electricity Use Halved

A Land As Fertile As It Is Steeped In Culture, Gir-Somnath Has Kept Up Many Ancient Farming Practices. Farmers In The Junagadh And Gir-Somnath Districts Have Stayed True To Cow Based Natural Farming (CBNF). With Experience, And Expertise On Their Side, The Farmers Of Gir-Somnath Grow Award Winning Produce And Ingredients. The Region Is Home To Over 400 Different Plant Varieties In The Wild, And Many More Are Grown By The Region’s Farmers. In The Shadow Of The Girnar Mountains, This Region Has Becomes A Microcosm For The Growth Of Natural Farming.

Lowers Carbon Footprint

Efficient Application Of CBNF Over Time Can Reduce Energy Input Into Cultivation By 70%. Moreover, The Reduced Energy Input Also Impacts The Cumulative Emissions In The Process, Which Can Be Reduced By Up To 90%. Contrary To Popular Perception, Agriculture Is A Substantial Contributor To The Greenhouse Effect, And CBNF Can Effectively Help Prevent That.

Improves Farmer Margins

CBNF Helps The Farmers Grow Their Produce With Minimal Overheads. Which Means That The Cost Of Growing A Single Crop Is Lower Than Conventional Farming. On The Other Hand, The 100% Natural Quality Of The Produce Also Fetches A Higher Price In The Market. This Practice Can Help Farmers Not Only Improve Their Profits But Also Ensures They Are Sustainable.

Protects Indigenous Cows

Indigenous Cows Have Seen A Decline Of Over 8% In Recent Years. The Gir Cow, Specifically, Is Revered The World Over For Its Unique Qualities. CBNF Ensures That Indian Indigenous Breeds Of Cows Get Their Due Respect. With Instead Of Looking At Cows As A Mere Tool, The Revered Creature Becomes A Partner In The Farmer’s Success.

100% Natural Produce

All Produce Grown Using CBNF Is Untainted And Untouched By Synthetic Chemical Products. They Are Grown In A Soil That Has Forgotten The Touch Of Harmful Chemicals And Is Made Fertile And Rich With The Loving Use Of Cow Based Products. Produce Grown Using These Practices Never Remains Aloof From All Synthetic Products From Seed To Plate.

Farmer Practices under CBNF


Soil Preparation

At Girveda, we work with farmers that are looking to shift from conventional farming to cow based natural farming. Depending upon chemical saturation levels in the soil, this can take up to five years. We work with farmers in the meantime helping them prepare the soil with living microfauna using cow-based products. Mulching becomes a crucial ingredient to help the soil retain moisture, and improve its organic content. Irrigation practices too are changed to improve the soil’s aeration and water retention levels. This soil preparation is crucial to ensure that the soil has completely leached out all chemical traces and the produce is completely untainted.


Seed Preparation

In the absence of fungicide and chemical based seed preparations, we use a series of recipes involving natural antifungal and antimicrobial items that keep the seed healthy and disease free. These seed preparations are a practice that every farmer practicing CBNF is intimately familiar with. These preparations can change depending on the type of the seed and the soil type.


Crop Protection

CBNF provides for a series of recipes that can help protect the plant against pests, and diseases. Depending upon the season and crop, these treatments are changed or added to the prescribed regimen. These recipes are perfected over generations, and are tailored according to the crop, soil type and season.



Unlike popular perception, cow based natural farming does not eschew the concept of mass production. This type of farming embraces 365 day cropping cycles, with crops being rotated depending on soil and season requirements. We work closely with the farmers helping them chart out a multi-season cropping plan for the year, which ensures sustained soil health and a better yield.


Cow Focused Practices

Right from seed preparation to maintaining crop health, recipes derived from cow-based products play a major role. Farmers understand the importance of cows in the agro-ecological cycle intimately. At Girveda, we supplement this understanding with crucial knowledge helping them leverage cow based products in the most optimal fashion.