Café Paaka, Hyderabad: ‘Organic, artisanal, slow’

To promote underground independent arts, to provide a platform for such artists and to expose the crowd to a variety of alternative genres

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.

Seed swap, a growing trend among green thumbs

"The seed saving technique for each variety differs - during the meet-ups, we share the concepts with newcomers”

‘Seed bags’ to promote indigenous varieties in Agency

As many as 170 farmers in three of Andhra Pradesh's districts will take up sowing diverse seed varieties in half-acre of land each in kharif 2018.

Uttarakhand govt. to purchase millets, food grains directly from farmers

Apart from benefiting farmers, the scheme would also benefit thousands of school going children.

Indigenous seeds can end farmer suicides

Farmers who have reclaimed native seeds as a commons have reduced costs, increased incomes, become debt-free and are not driven to suicide.

Organic, handspun, handwoven: this muslin from Dindigul doesn’t get any better

What can be better than organic cotton, hand-spun, hand-woven and hand-dyed in organic colours?

Millets farming, the Kondh Way

“Whatever I obtain from my field feeds my family, our community; the birds, the insects and the animals who visit my field. Everyone is full!”

Maharashtra seed mother pioneers conservation of native varieties

She supplies farmers with seedlings of native crops, encouraging them to switch to native varieties.

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