Indian women grow their own future

Men may have benefited the most: there have as yet been no reported suicides in households where women have taken charge.

'Save Farmer' land art by Swathi and Vijay: Reaping the art we sow

Farmers have neither guarantee nor insurance on their crop. Things are often out of their control. And these people are a basis of our economy.

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.

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