Food and Water

Making water use and distribution ecologically sustainable, making food accessible, safe and sustainable

This section features initiatives towards producing and making accessible safe and nutritious food, sustaining the diversity of Indian cuisine, and promoting slow food. Along with this, it carries stories on making water use and distribution ecologically sustainable and equitable, achieving decentralised conservation, retaining water as part of the commons, and democratic governance of water and wetlands.

We would like to avoid featuring purely elitist food fads even if they pertain to healthy or organic food, and expensive technological water solutions that have no relevance for the majority of people.

Vruksha Ayurveda Farming: Developing Healthy Plants that Produce Healthy Food

When people were connected with land and agriculture, it had a healthy bearing on our cultural sensibilities.

Beeing: Harmonious, Slow, Tenacious

Sustainable harvest of honey and conservation of bees while employing the values of small-scale production, rural-livelihood development and women empowerment

On a journey to find where the wild things grow

Chefs, scholars and farmer collectives are trying to document the medicinal and nutritional value of wild foods

Changing lives around the Mahakali

Women's role in governance, water management and conservation pivotal for transboundary water dialogues with villages across the river in Uttarakhand

हर घर का फैमिली फार्मर बनाना होगा (in Hindi)

बीजोत्सव से किसान और उपभोक्ताओं के बीच संबंध बन रहा है, बिचौलियों की भूमिका कम हो रही है और किसानों को उनकी फसल का उचित दाम मिल रहा है

जंगल और नदी कैसे बचाते हैं भारिया? (In Hindi)

भारिया आदिवासियों का जंगल व नदी बचाने का अपना तरीका है, वे जंगल की कटाई-छंटाई और नदी की साफ करते हैं, बल्कि उन्होंने पीढ़ियों से देसी पौष्टिक अनाज भी बचाए हैं

The Indigenous Food Cafés Transforming Local Cuisine

“When you look out the window, what you see out there should be on your plate.”

कोल्हापुरात आहे प्रदूषणमुक्तीचे आदर्श मॉडेल; धुण्याची चावी, तलाव (In Marathi)

रंकाळा परिसरातील धुण्याची चावी हे एक बदलत्या काळातही प्रदूषणमुक्तीचे आदर्श मॉडेल म्हणून ओळखले जाते

Groundwater Regulation: A Challenge to make the ‘Invisible Visible’ in India

Acknowledging groundwater as ‘commons’ is an important step in the right direction.