Farmers Are Building Food Forests to Fight Climate Change, Agrarian Crisis
Mimicking forests, farmers across India have started transforming farms into a layered cropping system - climate resilient and more productive.
A pond, a community and a forest fair - The story of Mesar Van Kautik
Food festivals, trail running and mini-marathons, yoga camps, story-telling sessions and bird-watching walks lead up to Mesar Van Kautik.
Dissolution of traditional Adivasi structures for modernity
"There are a lot of lessons to be learnt from Adivasi communities, which have an equitable structure and provide opportunities for everyone to grow.”
Indian tribe revives heirloom seeds for health and climate security
“The soil is us. We live in these hills as one entity, and that is most important.”
Bhimshankar village makes the most of nature’s trail
While promoting ecotourism, the villagers try to maintain a balance between conservation, livelihood and convenience
Legacies crucial for the commons
They encompass Marx’s vision of a society that bridges humanity’s ‘metabolic rift’ with nature, and Gandhi’s emphasis on living lightly on earth.
Traditional knowledge of a north-east community holds answers to the misunderstood practice of shifting cultivation
Adis know what kind of crops take up what kind of nutrients and how it affects other crops