To beat the drought, women farmers of Anantapur have entered the millet revolution in Andhra
With government support, they are now falling back to their traditional farming practices for a better living.
Saving the sholas: To overcome drought, Nilgiris’ forest communities return to traditional wisdom
The drought has provided the trigger for people to think and act to conserve the shola-grassland ecosystem, and some of the water sources.
Ancient Gond wells yield water all year
An underground stream collects water from a stream located about 15 kilometres away in this ancient well, which serves the needs of the village.
Udaipur’s Gati Gaum Becomes Rajasthan’s First Internationally Certified Organic Village
Most credit must go to Gati’s residents who have always protected their fields from agro-chem pollution as part of their native traditions.
The big deal about the small grains
These small grains are filled with nutrition, and are the ultimate survival food, as they can grow in the harshest of climates and the poorest of s...
Grandmother of the jungle: This Kerala tribal woman can prepare 500 medicines from memory
Hundreds trek to the forests in Thiruvananthapuram district to get treated by Lakshmikutty who offers herbal treatment for poisoning
Riches of the soil - the wealth in local knowledge systems
Dependence on uncultivated foods adds a richness to diets, which has saved many lives during times of calamity.
‘If anything engages me, it is a sense of wonder’
"The only way to answer the violence of our times, one hopes, is to initiate dialogue."
Stewards of Food Culture and Biodiversity: Voices from the Northeast
Indigenous communities of Northeast India are guardians of its unique biodiversity and food culture.