Weaving a future, meter by meter
The opportunity to earn, using her weaving skills, and support her children’s education makes Sama happy.
As millets turn food of choice in cities, traders reap a rich harvest
Some perceive a need for a linkage of traders with farmer-producer organisations to overcome issues of millet supply and pricing
We need to go beyond self-interest or we’re doomed: Jean Drèze
There is a natural complementarity between research and action which means using non-violent, democratic means to bring about change.
Do the youth of the mountains matter?
The social aspirations of young people across caste, class and gender want a future that is socially and environmentally sustainable and also equal
Facing the future of development
These initiatives have stayed or even reversed rural-urban migration and attempted gender and caste justice without trashing the environment.
In the words of Sunita Kashyap: “We believe in trade, not aid”
Demand for reduced taxes on trading for women’s collectives to help them effectively participate in value chains and get income security.
Today I left the road, went to the margins.
Something like this comes outside my house, every morning, And blinds me, day after day, To see beyond the road, into the margins.
Direct selling, adivasi style
The weekly Bissamcuttack market, nurturing the area’s ecologically-attuned agricultural traditions, forges a connection between consumers and farmers
Sustainable Solutions for the Urban Environment
Reduce resource use and change lifestyles to ensure that the use of all resources is within the sustainable limits of natural ecosystems.