A lost desi cotton heritage
Government needs to diversify the seed availability, regulate illegal seeds and tighten laws so farmers have a real choice, not a Hobson’s one.
Natural substitute for fertilisers
Cow dung, cow urine, molasses, besan, and soil from an anthill go to make an excellent pest repellant and fertiliser for Koraput fields!
Sikkim’s Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve braids nature with culture as tourism expands
" Biocultural knowledge is the secret of how communities have responded and adapted to climate change and globalisation"
Youth drive revival of traditional rice varieties in West Bengal
“Traditional rice cultivars are inherently endowed with higher nutritional value than their chemically grown counterparts.”
A farm where native wisdom is fully at work
His “unscientific’ innovations have impressed veterinarians so much that they have come to recommend them for others.
The dyers of Kotpad
Kotpad brick reds are among the most beautiful organically dyed reds in Indian handlooms
Slow food festival held in Kotagiri
Tribal groups brought tubers, greens, millets and even milk from indigenous cattle that have been used by them for many generations.
Indigenous Peoples Day: Through the Lens of Women
Sensing the urgency to document traditional knowledge that elders possess, Chirhah has helped make films like ‘Millet-Securing livelihoods’