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Annapurna Farm

Annapurna Farm

Annapurna is a 135 acre “Certified Organic” farm comprising 30 acres food crops – rice, millets, oilseeds, with the remainder in firewood crops, fodder and forest; a dairy herd of predominantly indigenous breeds allows the production of a variety of cheeses


History and today’s organisation:

Annapurna is the largest Auroville farm, totaling 135 acres. It has been developing since the 1960’s and taken over by its current steward in 1986.

The farm is mostly growing dry land crops – rice, varagu, rosella, and barnyard millet (35-40 acres) as well as firewood crops and regeneration fodder (20-25 acres).  A dairy with 10 milking cows produces a variety of cheeses and yogurt. Besides production, the farm aims is developing its research activity in ecological agriculture and developing a seed bank of non-hybridized seeds.

Vision and missions:

In producing food for Auroville, Annapurna aims to discover, develop, demonstrate and document methods of food production that are organic, regenerative, healthy and humane. Annapurna is emphasizing traditional techniques and working on the conservation of indigenous biodiversity.


A team of 17 people currently works on the farm alongside 25 casual laborers.



Location:Annapurna Farm, Vanur 605101 Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India

Opportunities at Annapurna Farm

Daily tasks: Organic methods of soil prep., composting, planting, nurturing, harvesting, milling and delivery. Organic dairy including cheese and yogurt making. Animal care - cows and chickens. Use of heavy equipment - tractors, milling machinery, logging equipment.

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