Farm body on mission to boost organic cotton cultivation
Cotton cultivation here is rain-fed. As an established principle, they don’t export any produce.
A living gene bank
Small parcels of grains from marked off plots devoted to specific varieties are handed over as seeds to interested farmers.
Restoration is no substitute for undisturbed forests.
Though actively-restored fragmented forest patches recover better than those simply 'protected', undisturbed forests are the best.
This Kolhapur Man Runs An Organic Store Which Doesn’t Create Any Waste
"... the oils are wood-pressed, flours and powders are stone-ground, and seeds are of the heirloom variety.”
How to create an Oasis
They are replacing the invasive species - gando babool - with mixed varieties of native seeds that can withstand heavy /normal /low rainfall
How India’s Indigenous Farmers Are Successfully Resisting Climate Change
They let at least ten species of pests, insects, ants, flies, earthworms, spiders, birds and other pollinators to thrive on their lands.
In the age of seed companies, free distribution aims to preserve native paddy
If a farmer collects 2 kg of Seeraga samba variety of paddy, he must repay with 4 kg of seeds after harvest.
Millets in the Indian Plate: A Policy Perspective
Millets have a potential role in resolving nutrition-related problems of the country though there are challenges from the demand side.
Farming for Healing
What does it take to create and maintain an organic medicinal farm, in the face of rampant development?