Diversified Farming

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

Traditional knowledge of a north-east community holds answers to the misunderstood practice of shifting cultivation

Adis know what kind of crops take up what kind of nutrients and how it affects other crops

Millets are returning to our fields and plates

Women are the custodians of seed diversity, including millets. Seed selection, an important part of the process, is also mostly done by women.

Ecologies of Hope and Transformation: Post-Development Alternatives from India (2018)

The stories in the book challenge inequality, ecological damage, centralised governance, and the currently dominant model of development.

Using organic waste for paddy germination

The Raj Gonds have the seeds germinate speedily between layers of leaves of teak and Vitex trifolia, a method suitable for dry conditions.

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.

Can Baiga millet be part of mainstream?

Sikiya is an extra produce the Baigas get without even cultivating it. It has about 12 to 12.5 per cent protein.

‘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.

Bridging urban-rural divide

Cooperative initiatives that involve urban and rural people to solve problems of villages as well as cities, help to bridge the rural-urban divide

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