In the age of seed companies, free distribution aims to preserve native paddy
If a farmer collects 2 kg of Seeraga samba variety of paddy, he must repay with 4 kg of seeds after harvest.
Millets in the Indian Plate: A Policy Perspective
Millets have a potential role in resolving nutrition-related problems of the country though there are challenges from the demand side.
Drought-resistant crops in focus at monsoon seed festival
The festival has brought 32 seed saver groups from across Karnataka State together
“These seeds have had a huge role in diets as protein supplements. Some have been used in Ayurveda and Unani medicine..."
Call to promote desi seed
Only millet varieties and desi seed could adapt to climate change and enable farmers address climate change.
Guardians of Karnataka’s Agri-Heritage: These Women Farmers Are Sowing a Revolution!
Women strengthen livelihoods, ensure a steady supply of quality seeds for cultivation and increase access to pesticide-free food.
Farmers or corporates: Who benefits from Andhra Pradesh’s natural farming project?
"Alternative narratives at a scale that the farmer community can understand, control and adopt are already available."
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?