Farmers or corporates: Who benefits from Andhra Pradesh’s natural farming project?
"Alternative narratives at a scale that the farmer community can understand, control and adopt are already available."
Can Andhra Pradesh’s ambitious plan to stop the use of chemicals in farms succeed?
Natural farming has improved yields in some areas but scaling it up to cover the entire state requires Rs 17,000 crore.
A River Runs through It
The river, a matrix of abundance, its alluvial deposits and its water, rendered the land fertile and made agriculture possible.
There are Sarus cranes in my paddy field: changing community perceptions to conserve an endangered bird
"... Farmers allow Sarus cranes to feed and breed in their fields, even though this causes some crop damage,”
Water conservation fee: improving or increasing the crisis?
Merely imposing a cost to curb the growing extraction is not enough.
महिला किसानों का संगम रेडियो (in Hindi)
यह महिलाओं की आवाज है। वे इसे चलाती हैं, वे ही इसकी मालिक हैं। उनके सशक्तीकरण का अच्छा उदाहरण है।
Restoring tank irrigation can strengthen rural climate resilience
A comprehensive water policy that includes tank irrigation, groundwater and canal irrigation, is needed.
G Nammalvar, messiah of organic revolution
"Farming is a way of living, and a way of living that is possible even in the 21st century.”
New Grading Machine Helps Small Farmers
Agro-waste falls off the upper deck; small grain collects in one tub and the good grain remains in the middle deck, collecting in a separate tub.