Tribals urge parties to ensure food security
"Tribals have an enormous storehouse of knowledge on food gathering, shifting hill cultivation, pastoralism, labour and handicrafts,”
Legacies crucial for the commons
They encompass Marx’s vision of a society that bridges humanity’s ‘metabolic rift’ with nature, and Gandhi’s emphasis on living lightly on earth.
Water ATMs may help in bridging safe water gap
The water ATM is a dispensation system for water treated at community purification plants; it can be operated automatic ally, or manually.
Darjeeling Himalayas gets a people-centric early warning system for landslides
All it takes for the system to work is a tipping bucket rain gauge, a rainfall threshold chart, whistle, mobile messenger and a billboard.
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
Sonam Wangcuk - winner of Magsaysay award
It’s not a conventional school, but a place to pursue practical, environmental, social and traditional knowledge, values and skills.
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, ”
Youngster sets up zero-budget millet hotel, says should return to older eating habits
Millets need less water to grow and live on whatever rainwater they receive.
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.