Farmers or corporates: Who benefits from Andhra Pradesh’s natural farming project?
"Alternative narratives at a scale that the farmer community can understand, control and adopt are already available."
How development excludes Adivasi peoples
Spaces need to be created for inter-generational learning for young Adivasi peoples, where adults in the community can impart local knowledge
Can Andhra Pradesh’s ambitious plan to stop the use of chemicals in farms succeed?
Natural farming has improved yields in some areas but scaling it up to cover the entire state requires Rs 17,000 crore.
A River Runs through It
The river, a matrix of abundance, its alluvial deposits and its water, rendered the land fertile and made agriculture possible.
Water conservation fee: improving or increasing the crisis?
Merely imposing a cost to curb the growing extraction is not enough.
Is India ready for a cycling revolution?
The only thing that is needed is for different sections of the governments to work together and develop a comprehensive national policy.
As millets turn food of choice in cities, traders reap a rich harvest
Some perceive a need for a linkage of traders with farmer-producer organisations to overcome issues of millet supply and pricing
This is not the future we want
Any decent ecological assessment of a project needs a year of study (over all seasons), so the 180 days limit means short-cuts.
‘Study needed on millet inclusion under PDS’
Deccan Development Society is moving from food security to nutritional security, and millet farmers will play a key role in this process.