Dryland farming revolution by dalit and adivasi women … and some men!
DDS has helped achieve food sovereignty and security for several thousand families, as also empower these women towards autonomy
Indian tribe revives heirloom seeds for health and climate security
“The soil is us. We live in these hills as one entity, and that is most important.”
Two museums in Mandya are saving native paddy grains from extinction
What rice varieties have a low cost of cultivation, no patents, and comparatively lower water consumption levels?
Seed savers, forest food on display at 4th Kisan Swaraj Sammelan in Ahmedabad
"Sustainable farming is a viable operation and it is the answer to our unhealthy, weather prone conditions."
... to practise organic farming to rejuvenate the land and to work on gender issues in agriculture.
A rice, lost and found
The rice, endemic to Kerala, adapted to the salinity of the coastal areas. To survive the tides the plant grew taller - to 1.5 meters.
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.
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.