The best of times, the worst of times
Only a comprehensive policy response can ensure that farmers’ distress becomes a thing of the past.
How a Kerala Farmer Facilitation Centre Is Ensuring Direct Marketing
The Farmer Facilitation Centre provides scientific information on crop management, etc. and a venue for marketing produce directly at prices that f...
‘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...
Malnad will leave you with food memories
The theme for this year’s Mela is traditional seeds and cuisine, and transformation/healing.
Empowering Indian Farmers: An Interview with Sneh Yadav
Organic is a way of farming in a responsible manner, where a farmer cares for mother earth, for the environment, for animals ...
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"
The Case for Millets: Despite Calls by Scientists and Activists, The Coarse Grain Remains Unavailable Under PDS
Even during peak drought years, millet crops don't entirely fail. And every acre that grows millets over rice saves 6 million litres of water.
Rural group bats for traditional farming
Farmers erect 'T' shaped bamboo poles in the paddy fields to provide birds with perches so that they can feed on the larvae of leaf-eating insects