Kerala to Follow Collective Farming Instead of Corporate Farming, Says State Agriculture Minister
Community networks are involved in collective farming (which is based on social ownership of means of production and collective labour.)
Needed: A million Recharge Wells
Clean catchments such as rooftops, roads and storm drains could be used to harvest a substantial volume of the city's rainfall.
Bengaluru's well diggers have shown how traditional water bodies can be revived: Water activitst Vishwanath Srikantaiah
"We must build the governance and institutional capabilities for an integrated urban water management system. The rest will follow."
India’s deepening water crisis: How villages had water before govt took over
When every village captures all the run-off resulting from the rain falling over its entire land can every village have enough water.
Climate change threatens India’s crop production, rice yields may be hit hard
Yields of millets, sorghum and maize showed better resilience to extreme weather and also witnessed smaller declines during droughts.
Local paddy varieties pushed to brink of disappearance
After the dam was built, farmers began to abandon planting of this paddy as the fields often got flooded when there were freak rains in a year.
Is permaculture a real solution to agricultural distress?
Ensuring food security and diversity of food, seed security, nurturing of the ecosystem and, more importantly, protecting health of communities.
Making dam water reach the farmer
"We pushed large dams, not irrigation. But this has to change.”
Even More Starkly, We See How Liberal Democracies are Unjust
In these seven decades, we should have worked towards building power at village level, so that villagers are the local key decision-makers.