How Vishala Reddy is bringing millets back into vogue — and she's 'banking' on it big time!
The Millet Bank will help farmers set up a processing unit
Gandhi and green democracy: The evolution of eco-Swaraj
Swaraj - my own autonomy, self-reliance, self-sufficiency, my independence, both as an individual and as a community
Some heritage for your halwa
Black carrots are grown for their health benefits, while the yellow ones are tasty and used to make pickles.
A quick survey of wheat diversity in India
Eating diversity and paying the farmer is a way all of us can contribute to agro-biodiversity conservation.
The draft seeds bill favours the industry over farmers
The current seeds bill bears the imprint of the seed industry which never masks its displeasure at the enabling provisions granted to farmers
Farm body on mission to boost organic cotton cultivation
Cotton cultivation here is rain-fed. As an established principle, they don’t export any produce.
A living gene bank
Small parcels of grains from marked off plots devoted to specific varieties are handed over as seeds to interested farmers.
How to create an Oasis
They are replacing the invasive species - gando babool - with mixed varieties of native seeds that can withstand heavy /normal /low rainfall
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.