Learning from the past: A new protocol for agricultural education and research in India
Our ancestors devised sophisticated, relatively sustainable systems finely tuned to the conditions of each region, and, indeed, each village.
‘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...
Riches of the soil - the wealth in local knowledge systems
Dependence on uncultivated foods adds a richness to diets, which has saved many lives during times of calamity.
Making Organic Produce Affordable
"A lot of our products are cheaper than the inorganic equivalent in supermarkets, since our overheads are low."
Udaan: wings to the mind
Learning happens through play, songs, conversations, games, and storytelling sessions.
Why Odisha’s Tribal Women Are Returning to Their Natural Roots for Guidance on Food
These women are going back to their native wisdom to, at least, secure the health of their coming generations.
अलीराजपुर में कैशलेस जीवन की झलकियाँ (in Hindi)
आदिवासी गाॅवों में हमने चौदह वर्ष लगभग कैशलेस तरीके से बिताये। सच में बिना कैश के। चूल्हा भी औरतें खुद ही बना लेती थीं। खाना हाथ से ही होता था।
Learning from the land: a Kerala school's emphasis on nature
Students walk bare-foot on the red, loamy soil, amid peacocks and rabbits. They harvest organic fruits and vegetables such as mangoes, pumpkin, gua...
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"