Millet farmers devise mechanism to counter Climate Change
Millets - our heritage crops - are highly nutritious and climate resilient. They ensure food, nutrition, fodder, ecological and livelihoods security.
Switching back to coarse cereals can offer multiple benefits: Study
Food supply can be enhanced by planting more nutritious and environment-friendly crops such as finger and pearl millets and sorghum
A living gene bank
Small parcels of grains from marked off plots devoted to specific varieties are handed over as seeds to interested farmers.
A Relationship with seeds - the Paataalkot story (a translation)
Dahiya Farming assures nutrition and food security, besides saving agro-biodiversity
‘A displaced marginal farmer from Karnataka is unlikely to be hired by Infosys’: P Sainath (in this Book Excerpt)
Traditional livelihoods can be made appealing/aspirational for the younger lot, when growth itself comes THROUGH JUSTICE.
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.
Indigenous crops help Adivasis curb pest attack
Farmers are impressed by its being a trap crop for cotton and the varieties of millets that form part of their regular diet.