Seeds of diversity, resilience and freedom
Saving, growing and eating desi seeds have become a political, social, economic, ecological, health and scientific imperative.
The best of times, the worst of times
Only a comprehensive policy response can ensure that farmers’ distress becomes a thing of the past.
Making Organic Produce Affordable
"A lot of our products are cheaper than the inorganic equivalent in supermarkets, since our overheads are low."
Oh, the seeds of hope
"The idea is to wean farmers and home gardeners off hybrid or GM seeds and propagate the use of native or indigenous seeds"
The Case for Millets: Despite Calls by Scientists and Activists, The Coarse Grain Remains Unavailable Under PDS
Even during peak drought years, millet crops don't entirely fail. And every acre that grows millets over rice saves 6 million litres of water.
What does the Cauvery water conflict teach us?
Even in a difficult year the available waters have to be shared.
Millets should be in PDS, says lobby
On the MiNI's national campaign to bring millets (which are nutritious and suit India's agro-climatic conditions) into the PDS.
Premchand and Pay Commission
Farmers are demanding an Act, a legislation, which will guarantee a minimum level of income on par with that of Government servants.
Seeds, Soil and Survival: Towards a Saner Agricultural Future
A crucial reason for the success of the organic farmers of Kedia, Zaheerabad and Niyamgiri is that they are part of or helped by larger collectives.