Why ZBNF is good for India
An overwhelming number of farmers are reporting greater profitability from the ZBNF programme, and are saving on out-of-pocket expenses.
Why ZBNF is not good for India
A one-size-fits-all approach, like the one being promoted, is likely to become a recipe for disaster.
Return of the Pearl Millet
Farmers of Pandutalav take up cultivation of an indigenous Bajra variety which has long whiskers that protect the crop from birds.
महिला किसानों की पहाड़ी खेती (in Hindi)
जलवायु बदलाव के दौर में पहाड़ी इलाकों में परंपरागत खेती की पुनः वापिसी हुई है। जैव विविधता और पर्यावरण का संरक्षण हुआ है। महिला सशक्तीकरण हुआ है।
Kondh Ingenuity: An Unsentimental Reverence to Nature
In the month of April, at the Bihan Parab festival, people come together to share seeds for the upcoming cultivation cycle, ensuring equity.
1420 Varieties, 25 Years: Meet the Man Rescuing India’s Rice Diversity From Extinction
"We go the extra mile so that the farmer who takes these seeds takes home the same variety that I conserved 25 years ago. "
Reviving indigenous seeds: A silent revolution in India’s rice growing states
The silent seed revolution has only begun, and Nel Jayaraman’s efforts in Tamil Nadu have triggered many seed festivals across Tamil Nadu.
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.
“These seeds have had a huge role in diets as protein supplements. Some have been used in Ayurveda and Unani medicine..."