From idea to community-owned enterprise: the journey of the Mukteshwar Farmers’ Producer Company (MKPC)

Based in Uttarakhand’s fruit belt, MKPC is a homegrown enterprise - started by a local NGO, but taken over by the farming community

Maha gramsabha: A Unique Initiative In Central India

Apart from resistance against mining and implementation of forest rights, what other activities are taking place at the MGS level?

On rights, the Congress manifesto scores over the BJP

An alternative approach to well being ... would democratise the economy, promote healthy living and respect rights of nature too.

Meet The Woman Whose Orchard Will Give Ladakh’s Stunning Handicrafts a New Home

An initiative to support all these local artisans, offer them business opportunities and help them to showcase, promote and sell their art.

Weaving a future, meter by meter

The opportunity to earn, using her weaving skills, and support her children’s education makes Sama happy.

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

We need to go beyond self-interest or we’re doomed: Jean Drèze

There is a natural complementarity between research and action which means using non-violent, democratic means to bring about change.

Do the youth of the mountains matter?

The social aspirations of young people across caste, class and gender want a future that is socially and environmentally sustainable and also equal

Facing the future of development

These initiatives have stayed or even reversed rural-urban migration and attempted gender and caste justice without trashing the environment.

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