Why ZBNF is good for India

An overwhelming number of farmers are reporting greater profitability from the ZBNF programme, and are saving on out-of-pocket expenses.

Why ZBNF is not good for India

A one-size-fits-all approach, like the one being promoted, is likely to become a recipe for disaster.

Indigenous Knowledge of Livestock Breeding and Management

The population has been maintained under agro-pastoral systems and represents community-based conservation of indigenous livestock

महिला किसानों की पहाड़ी खेती (in Hindi)

जलवायु बदलाव के दौर में पहाड़ी इलाकों में परंपरागत खेती की पुनः वापिसी हुई है। जैव विविधता और पर्यावरण का संरक्षण हुआ है। महिला सशक्तीकरण हुआ है।

‘Multi-cropping has economical and agronomic benefits’

“The climate is changing and becoming hostile to farmers. Even if four-five crops survive, your food needs are met,”

Securing Livelihoods - The Paderu Story

Overcoming the challenges of rainfed agriculture by cultivating diversified, robust, climate resilient and culturally entrenched millets

Open Letter to Subhash Palekar-ji, on his comparison of Organic Farming to Atom Bomb

Request: Publicly withdraw your statement that “Organic farming is worse than atom bomb;” and your approval of GM seeds in ZBNF/SPNF.

Kutch’s Wagad or Kala cotton: Back from the (almost) dead

Desi cotton could replace a majority of the area that is currently under American cotton, in light of climate change-related weather vagaries...

Plastic ban in J&K opens door for revival of wicker crafts

“If the government takes a firm decision that the ban on plastic, will be strictly implemented, our craft can give rise to an important industry..."

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