Legacies crucial for the commons
They encompass Marx’s vision of a society that bridges humanity’s ‘metabolic rift’ with nature, and Gandhi’s emphasis on living lightly on earth.
Water ATMs may help in bridging safe water gap
The water ATM is a dispensation system for water treated at community purification plants; it can be operated automatic ally, or manually.
Darjeeling Himalayas gets a people-centric early warning system for landslides
All it takes for the system to work is a tipping bucket rain gauge, a rainfall threshold chart, whistle, mobile messenger and a billboard.
Scientist Returns to Promote Organic Farming In His Village
A true son of the soil who is incorporating his refined medical wisdom to transform the dynamics of rural farming
Sonam Wangcuk - winner of Magsaysay award
It’s not a conventional school, but a place to pursue practical, environmental, social and traditional knowledge, values and skills.
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, ”
Youngster sets up zero-budget millet hotel, says should return to older eating habits
Millets need less water to grow and live on whatever rainwater they receive.
Organic Food Is a Topic of Much Debate, but What Does “Eating Organic” Really Mean?
A bottom-up movement is essential therefore to apply pressure on the powers-that-be at least over a period of a few decades.
Weaving success through organic cotton
We need to institutionalise the technology and the knowledge to deal with pests and crop diseases without chemicals.