Seed swap, a growing trend among green thumbs
"The seed saving technique for each variety differs - during the meet-ups, we share the concepts with newcomers”
‘Seed bags’ to promote indigenous varieties in Agency
As many as 170 farmers in three of Andhra Pradesh's districts will take up sowing diverse seed varieties in half-acre of land each in kharif 2018.
Uttarakhand govt. to purchase millets, food grains directly from farmers
Apart from benefiting farmers, the scheme would also benefit thousands of school going children.
Indigenous seeds can end farmer suicides
Farmers who have reclaimed native seeds as a commons have reduced costs, increased incomes, become debt-free and are not driven to suicide.
Organic, handspun, handwoven: this muslin from Dindigul doesn’t get any better
What can be better than organic cotton, hand-spun, hand-woven and hand-dyed in organic colours?
Millets farming, the Kondh Way
“Whatever I obtain from my field feeds my family, our community; the birds, the insects and the animals who visit my field. Everyone is full!”
Maharashtra seed mother pioneers conservation of native varieties
She supplies farmers with seedlings of native crops, encouraging them to switch to native varieties.
More CO2 In The Atmosphere Produces Food Crops Shorn Of Essential Nutrients
“The consumption of millets is lower down on the agenda of policy makers as well as the community... need campaigns to popularise millets again."
Youth can play a significant role in solving farm crisis, says Kavitha Kuruganti
'... I will support the farmer in my own interest as well as because I think he (she) will stand a better chance'.