Farmers turn to millets as a climate-smart crop
Why do farmers in semi-arid areas prefer to shift to small millets?
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.
Natural substitute for fertilisers
Cow dung, cow urine, molasses, besan, and soil from an anthill go to make an excellent pest repellant and fertiliser for Koraput fields!
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
Youth drive revival of traditional rice varieties in West Bengal
“Traditional rice cultivars are inherently endowed with higher nutritional value than their chemically grown counterparts.”
Ducks wade through paddy fields to bump up profits
"... considering our low cost/zero cost inputs in comparison to the chemically grown rice, our profits per bigha are higher,”
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, ”
Chandigarh’s first organic market has grown and spread
“We know the farmers well enough to have faith in their produce and other allied processed products,”