What are appropriate technologies for Smallholders?
The master mason, who despite being illiterate at times, is able to create unparalleled precision in the functioning of such devices.
Cattle farmers revive traditional herbal remedies
“Dairy farmers in our village sit together as a group once a month and make medicinal balls made of herbs to boost immunity for our cows,”
Insect-eating bird population drops in heavily extracted Himalayan oak forests
Encourage local communities to capitalise on the increased bird tourism in Uttarakhand by setting up homestays ...
The Diverging Paths of Two Young Women Foretell the Fate of a Tribe in India
The tribe’s resilience is based on an intellectual heritage—one taught not in writing but in oral lore, manual skills, and naturalist knowledge.
Rolling back the architect
"Each village community is different, so with each village the approach had to change."
Dump the AC, Use These 3 Green Cooling Solutions While Building Your Home!
"Everything we build from now onwards has to be eco-sensitive, energy efficient, cost efficient, people-centred and value-based."
Is permaculture a real solution to agricultural distress?
Ensuring food security and diversity of food, seed security, nurturing of the ecosystem and, more importantly, protecting health of communities.
Even More Starkly, We See How Liberal Democracies are Unjust
In these seven decades, we should have worked towards building power at village level, so that villagers are the local key decision-makers.
Farmers Are Building Food Forests to Fight Climate Change, Agrarian Crisis
Mimicking forests, farmers across India have started transforming farms into a layered cropping system - climate resilient and more productive.