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A Hero of Earth Day

Humayun Kabir A HERO OF EARTH DAY It all began with an acre of land and two cOws. Humayun Kabir left his successful job to become self-sufficient. Kabir believes that a meaningful life is defined by work that requires creativity and innovation that can serve people around the world. He began fertilizing his rice fields with *FDP briquettes, which he now makes for himself and for the market. He receives more than 9,000 kilograms per hectare per year from his efforts. With it he feeds his wife, two sons, his two cows and their calves and has plenty left over to take to market. His cows produce 20 liters of milk The cows also provide per day, which he's able to sell to neighbors cheaper than most him with manure to replenish nutrients in his rice field and with energy for his household. local traders. Kabir is A HERO OF EARTH DAY. As a farmer, he cares for the environment, reducing fertilizer use with FDP and reusing and recycling resources for other tasks. This Earth Day, his example shows us that being self-sufficient does not equal being poor, that environment-conscious decisions help us thrive, not simply survive. * FDP is a method that is more efficient than spreading fertilizer by hand. The deep placement of fertilizer briquettes increases yields and decreases fertilizer use. OFDC © IFDC 04/14

A Hero of Earth Day

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Humayun Kabir is a hero of earth day. He is an icon of sustainable farming for his family, his nation and the rest of the world. Read his story.


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