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.

Pepper helps Rabhas to live with tuskers

"The thorns of lemon discourage them and of course they do not eat pepper (unlike banana and jackfruit)”

Combating Desertification: Maharashtra's Vanvadi Bears Testimony to Magic of Forest Regeneration

Regenerating forests, rejuvenating soils, recharging groundwater, and reviving human spirits, all go hand in hand!

Ping! Elephants ahead: reducing human-elephant conflict, one SMS at a time

Forest authorities registered over 35,000 mobile numbers for the pre-warning SMS alert system, apart from several local WhatsApp groups.

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?

Diversified Farming

... to practise organic farming to rejuvenate the land and to work on gender issues in agriculture.

Dadaji Khobragade: A Lifetime in Rice

Dadaji leaves behind a quiet legacy of energetic research and innovation, and, of course, his precious rice varieties

A rice, lost and found

The rice, endemic to Kerala, adapted to the salinity of the coastal areas. To survive the tides the plant grew taller - to 1.5 meters.

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