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."
Organic farming gains ground in Sundargarh
About 2,000 hectares are under organic farming with a target to expand to more areas to get rid of ‘chemical farming’
Rural group bats for traditional farming
Farmers erect 'T' shaped bamboo poles in the paddy fields to provide birds with perches so that they can feed on the larvae of leaf-eating insects
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.