Tribals urge parties to ensure food security

"Tribals have an enormous storehouse of knowledge on food gathering, shifting hill cultivation, pastoralism, labour and handicrafts,”

Two museums in Mandya are saving native paddy grains from extinction

What rice varieties have a low cost of cultivation, no patents, and comparatively lower water consumption levels?

Under Modi, India Has Witnessed an Unprecedented Chomping of the Earth

The natural environment is the daily lifeline of ... forest-dwellers, fishers, farmers, craftspersons, pastoralists, urban poor.

The Socio-Economics of Your Plate

“I pick Who rather than from where or what produce because I want to support the right people and create a deeper impact."

Mangal Turbine - A Neglected Device Which Can Save Millions of Litres of Diesel Every Year

The value of this Turbine has increased further with the need to curb fossil fuel consumption and the related greenhouse gas emissions.

A lost desi cotton heritage

Government needs to diversify the seed availability, regulate illegal seeds and tighten laws so farmers have a real choice, not a Hobson’s one.

We are what we eat!

“The uncultivated food plants are voluntary plants. The rural poor who understand their benefits the best refuse to call them 'weeds'”

Diversified Farming

... to practise organic farming to rejuvenate the land and to work on gender issues in agriculture.

Millets are returning to our fields and plates

Women are the custodians of seed diversity, including millets. Seed selection, an important part of the process, is also mostly done by women.

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