How to make your cow happy – and managers, too!

After a week of field experiences, including discussions with veterinarians and farmers, after visiting Milk chilling plants and the agricultural university and after some exciting hours of preparation… it’s time to give back: our managers, most of them veterinarians and/or a background in Animal Health are asked to develop and to run a training for…

Visiting a Cocoon market

There are two big cocoon markets in Tamil Nadu (South India) where farmers gather in the early morning and sell the harvest. One of these markets is in Coimbatore. Farmers from 100 km away are coming here. 1.5 tons are sold daily at the market. With our manager group participating in our Making More Health…

If human are healthy then animals are healthy and vice versa

For two days tribal and urban Selfhelp group members have been trained in Animal Health, 50 participants in total under the umbrella of our Making More Health initiative. The programme was resourced by a local doctor in close collaboration with a Veterinarian of our company and the support of a local NGO. The focus lied…

Visit at the veterinary university, training & research center

Its a very warm welcome when we arrive and in the following two hours we learn a lot about the activities of the institute and the programmes they run with the farmers in the surroundings of Coimbatore. It’s a small team working here, but the impact and agile set up of the activities allows them…

Understanding basics about small farm holders’ life in South India

  After the successful implementation of the Making More Health Insights week in India – more than 100 managers from Boehringer Ingelheim participated in the last 2,5 years – this time a new pilot week “MMH in action” has been launched. MMH in Action aims to focus on specific target groups in our focus area…

Twoandahalfweeks in India – a day at TNAU and the milky mushrooms

One of the things that will remain in my mind is the milky mushroom production we have seen during our stay at the Tamil Nadu Agriculture university (TNAU) in Coimbatore. The TNAU focuses on Agricultural Education and Research and supports the State Agricultural Department by delivering research products. When we arrived at the university our…

Video of the month: urban farming in Singapore

Social enterprise initiative in Singapore – urban farming I like it. The urban farms you see when visiting huge cities such as New York, Berlin or Singapore. These surprising green small parts between huge streets and skyscrapers, the green fields of herbs and vegetables, even rice and a huge number of different fruits where you…