Why ZBNF is good for India

An overwhelming number of farmers are reporting greater profitability from the ZBNF programme, and are saving on out-of-pocket expenses.

Why ZBNF is not good for India

A one-size-fits-all approach, like the one being promoted, is likely to become a recipe for disaster.

A Looming Legacy

With smart policies and adequate grassroots support, artisanal goods of India could soon be treated on par with counterparts abroad.

Indigenous Knowledge of Livestock Breeding and Management

The population has been maintained under agro-pastoral systems and represents community-based conservation of indigenous livestock

This khadi collective in a Karnataka village has clients around the world

A diversified Gandhian village economy attempting to train Dalit women and women from other marginalised castes in new remunerative skills

The Diverging Paths of Two Young Women Foretell the Fate of a Tribe in India

The tribe’s resilience is based on an intellectual heritage—one taught not in writing but in oral lore, manual skills, and naturalist knowledge.

Kerala to Follow Collective Farming Instead of Corporate Farming, Says State Agriculture Minister

Community networks are involved in collective farming (which is based on social ownership of means of production and collective labour.)

Rearing goats empower women in rural Bihar

The women said that income from goats was theirs and they decided its usage.

महिलाओं की मेहनत रंग लाई (in Hindi)

इससे महिलाएं आत्मनिर्भर हुई हैं, उनके परिवार की आर्थिक स्थिति मजबूत हुई है, बच्चों की शिक्षा बेहतर हुई है।

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