Community seed banks give Sahariyas a new lease of life

Seed banks focusing on collection of grain varieties that used to be consumed by the Sahariyas for ages ...

Against the grain: why millet is making a comeback in rural India

Sharing knowledge, increasing their output, and accessing new markets.

Odisha Millet Mission: The successes and the challenges

"For the first time in 72 years, a key agriculture mandi intervention has taken place in Malkangiri"

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.

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.

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