Lessons on coexistence with the environment from two tribal districts in Odisha

Over 60 varieties of crops, including paddy, millets, legumes, leaves, tubers and vegetables are grown during a season in a phased manner

Community seed banks give Sahariyas a new lease of life

Seed banks focusing on collection of grain varieties that used to be consumed by the Sahariyas for ages ...

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

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.

Combating Desertification: Maharashtra's Vanvadi Bears Testimony to Magic of Forest Regeneration

Regenerating forests, rejuvenating soils, recharging groundwater, and reviving human spirits, all go hand in hand!

G Nammalvar, messiah of organic revolution

"Farming is a way of living, and a way of living that is possible even in the 21st century.”

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