Dryland farming revolution by dalit and adivasi women … and some men!

DDS has helped achieve food sovereignty and security for several thousand families, as also empower these women towards autonomy

How one woman reached out to 500, raised an agro company

“From housewives, they have become farmers, entrepreneurs and decision makers of their company.”

Sundarbans women lead the way in making dairy farms organic

"The herbs that go into herbal concoctions used as as insect repellents and for veterinary purposes come from our own herbal gardens."

Tribals urge parties to ensure food security

"Tribals have an enormous storehouse of knowledge on food gathering, shifting hill cultivation, pastoralism, labour and handicrafts,”

Legacies crucial for the commons

They encompass Marx’s vision of a society that bridges humanity’s ‘metabolic rift’ with nature, and Gandhi’s emphasis on living lightly on earth.

In A First, Hyderabad Folks Get Organic Food Directly From Farmers in Sangareddy!

Consumers support farmers upfront at the beginning of a farming season. In return, at the time of harvest, consumers are directly given farm products

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!

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