A Village in Bengal Where Every Inmate is an Artist
The Patua painters also sing Pater Gaans which may relate to mythology and tribal rituals or to issues like preventing spread of HIV/AIDS.
Niyamgiri tribe revive wild harvests after Vedanta victory
Increasing farmers’ access to a variety of traditional seeds and planting materials will make them more resilient to climatic hazards.
Driven by social media, organization on a mission to make every leaf count
"We got to know about Brown leaf through social media and got in contact with Aditi; she helped us receive 25 trucks of dry leaves,"
From Crop to Garment: How Sustainable Producers Respect The Cotton Value Chain
Socio-environmental injustices often lead to social movements and activism led by those in the community who are determined to make a change.
Maharashtra seed mother pioneers conservation of native varieties
She supplies farmers with seedlings of native crops, encouraging them to switch to native varieties.
Go organic to beat drought, says seed reviver
"Farmers need spend only a little on input costs and can get good returns on their investment if they grew traditional varieties of paddy"
Tamil Nadu farmers fight drought with organic farming
Traditional crops have medicinal value, are well-suited to the local soil conditions and can survive drought
Sikkim's organic revolution at risk as local consumers fail to buy into project
“The organic vegetables are more expensive, and I have a family to feed.” “It’s supposed to be better for you, but the imported vegies are bigger,”
Making Organic Produce Affordable
"A lot of our products are cheaper than the inorganic equivalent in supermarkets, since our overheads are low."