Ecologies of Hope and Transformation: Post-Development Alternatives from India (2018)
The stories in the book challenge inequality, ecological damage, centralised governance, and the currently dominant model of development.
Using organic waste for paddy germination
The Raj Gonds have the seeds germinate speedily between layers of leaves of teak and Vitex trifolia, a method suitable for dry conditions.
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.
Can Baiga millet be part of mainstream?
Sikiya is an extra produce the Baigas get without even cultivating it. It has about 12 to 12.5 per cent protein.
‘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.
Bridging urban-rural divide
Cooperative initiatives that involve urban and rural people to solve problems of villages as well as cities, help to bridge the rural-urban divide
Todas: The Naturalistic People
The values these people espouse are linked to the fact that their sacred homeland is now at the heart of India’s very first biosphere reserve.
Maharashtra's Feast in The Forest
The forest foods movement is about both ancient knowledge and the underlying wisdom of the forest people...
Gardens of Nutrition and Health
"Our seed diversity is preserved and cultivated, though we did loose some seeds like red maze but we have tried and revived the lost seeds"