From its humble yet hope-filled beginnings in 1976, the Asian Christian Academy of India (ACA) has unswervingly sought to model Christian service in a multitude of endeavors by enabling men and women to emerge as leaders who care for, and contribute to, local communities through social service. Towards this end, over the past 35 years one of our core focus areas in the ACA campus at Hosur, Tamil Nadu, has been the development of a unique farm spread across several acres of fertile land.
Nestled amidst verdant surroundings, the ACA farm not only produces myriad crops and fruits today, but also houses cows, goats, fishes, ducks, and chicken. The dairy farm, compost facility, sewage treatment plant, and rainwater harvesting structures on-site endow self-sufficiency by providing the necessary fertilizer and water required to facilitate farming activities. In addition to this, we are currently working on perfecting aquaponics and hydroponics techniques to further enhance operations.
Since its inception, the promotion of vocational education has been an integral part of the holistic vision of ACA. Now, in a boost to that objective, the Asian Christian Culinary and Agricultural Sciences Institute (ACCASI) is all set to deliver relevant educational opportunities in this domain.
Given the keen and burgeoning global interest to understand the entire cycle of how food reaches our table from the farm, our diploma and certification programs are designed to blend training in small-scale agricultural techniques with culinary arts.