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.

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,”

Two museums in Mandya are saving native paddy grains from extinction

What rice varieties have a low cost of cultivation, no patents, and comparatively lower water consumption levels?

Scientist Returns to Promote Organic Farming In His Village

A true son of the soil who is incorporating his refined medical wisdom to transform the dynamics of rural farming

Harvesting hope: the permaculture movement in India

Permaculture farms offer food throughout the year, reduce waste and pests and keep the soil healthy and productive.

Women’s Farming Collectives – The Maharashtra Story

A collection of stories of hope by women where they assert themselves as farmers, as leaders.

Heritage in every grain

"We give each farmer (signing a pledge to use organic methods) two kilos of seed; they bring double the quantity back the next year, ”

Organic Food Is a Topic of Much Debate, but What Does “Eating Organic” Really Mean?

A bottom-up movement is essential therefore to apply pressure on the powers-that-be at least over a period of a few decades.

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