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.
Seed is better preserved this way
A Gondi Adivasi lady preserves seeds for over 12 years using a traditional technique!
Ducks wade through paddy fields to bump up profits
"... considering our low cost/zero cost inputs in comparison to the chemically grown rice, our profits per bigha are higher,”
Women’s Farming Collectives – The Maharashtra Story
A collection of stories of hope by women where they assert themselves as farmers, as leaders.
Why are women neglected as conservers of biodiversity?
A keen and nuanced understanding of the role of women is needed for integration of women into the planning and decision making processes.
The big bhungroo revolution
Capture rain water, thus freeing arable land from waterlogging while recharging groundwater to use for irrigation during the lean season.
Organic farming gathers steam in the Sundarbans
The training at the Knowledge Centre is now modified to weave in local knowledge to make it rooted in ground realities.
Women coconut pluckers set to scale new heights
Representatives of the Angamaly block panchayat hope the initiative will not only help empower women in the local body but also offer them jobs