‘A displaced marginal farmer from Karnataka is unlikely to be hired by Infosys’: P Sainath (in this Book Excerpt)
Traditional livelihoods can be made appealing/aspirational for the younger lot, when growth itself comes THROUGH JUSTICE.
How India’s Indigenous Farmers Are Successfully Resisting Climate Change
They let at least ten species of pests, insects, ants, flies, earthworms, spiders, birds and other pollinators to thrive on their lands.
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.
Indigenous crops help Adivasis curb pest attack
Farmers are impressed by its being a trap crop for cotton and the varieties of millets that form part of their regular diet.
Mucheri village in Maharashtra encourages farming with a ploughing contest
"We are always looking for a reason for villagers to return and take up farming again."
‘Multi-cropping has economical and agronomic benefits’
“The climate is changing and becoming hostile to farmers. Even if four-five crops survive, your food needs are met,”
‘Need to revive age-old farming methods’
More studies must be conducted on how all farmers may be incentivised to use such traditional knowledge.
Securing Livelihoods - The Paderu Story
Overcoming the challenges of rainfed agriculture by cultivating diversified, robust, climate resilient and culturally entrenched millets