Seed is better preserved this way
A Gondi Adivasi lady preserves seeds for over 12 years using a traditional technique!
Ecologies of Hope and Transformation: Post-Development Alternatives from India (2018)
The stories in the book challenge inequality, ecological damage, centralised governance, and the currently dominant model of development.
Harvesting hope: the permaculture movement in India
Permaculture farms offer food throughout the year, reduce waste and pests and keep the soil healthy and productive.
University of Ingenuity
... training small farmers to adopt natural resources for sustainable livestock farming, fishery and crop husbandry, and that too, free of cost.
Heritage in every grain
"We give each farmer (signing a pledge to use organic methods) two kilos of seed; they bring double the quantity back the next year, ”
Natural Farming: a paradigm shift
ZNBF has shown increase in yields for cotton by 11%, paddy by 12%, groundnut 23% and chilli by 34% - at less than half the cost of cultivation.
Kitchen gardens start yielding returns for city residents
Residents in flats have started sharing their produce regularly forming WhatsApp groups and displaying pictures to attract buyers.
Using organic waste for paddy germination
The Raj Gonds have the seeds germinate speedily between layers of leaves of teak and Vitex trifolia, a method suitable for dry conditions.