The best of times, the worst of times
Only a comprehensive policy response can ensure that farmers’ distress becomes a thing of the past.
‘We have more hardy, nutritious grains than GM can offer’
Debal Deb has conserved 1,200 climate resilient rice varieties. He speaks on the need to conserve traditional seeds and why we don’t need genetical...
How Her Travels and Experiences Inspired Backpacker Madhu Reddy to Become an Organic Farmer
Madhu Reddy talks about the journey that inspired her to return to her family farm and convert it into a chemical-free establishment.
Organic farming gains ground in Sundargarh
About 2,000 hectares are under organic farming with a target to expand to more areas to get rid of ‘chemical farming’
Smart Water Management
The Centre needs to incentivise and facilitate state governments to move towards participatory irrigation management
Oh, the seeds of hope
"The idea is to wean farmers and home gardeners off hybrid or GM seeds and propagate the use of native or indigenous seeds"
Rural group bats for traditional farming
Farmers erect 'T' shaped bamboo poles in the paddy fields to provide birds with perches so that they can feed on the larvae of leaf-eating insects
At the Age of 50, This Man Decided to Give up His Successful Business to Take up Farming
From having a successful business to giving it up at the age of 50, from selling furniture to becoming a farmer – the amazing story of Suneet Salvi.
The Chizami model of development
How women in a remote Nagaland village are bringing about transformation rooted in traditional Naga practices