Livelihoods

Environmental conservation and sustainability, respecting ecological integrity and limits

The search for dignified, ecologically sustainable and meaningful livelihoods and jobs is featured in this section. This includes the continuation and enhancement of fulfilling traditional occupations that communities choose to continue, including in agriculture, pastoralism, forestry, fisheries, crafts, and others in the primary economy. It also includes sustainable, dignified jobs in manufacturing and service sectors where producers and service-providers are in control of their destinies and revenues are equitably distributed.

India at 75: Stepping back from an ecological abyss

The biggest challenge: can ecological sustainability be ensured while generating livelihood security and dignity for more than a billion 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.

The Changpas’ way of life is undergoing shocks and disruption

The Changpas embody custodianship as a model of relationship with nature, embedded in ecological pragmatism, an alternative to the modern construct of ownership.

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

Open Prisons Work – Lessons From India

Open prisons are a humane solution for rehabilitation, leading to negligible rates of recidivism, at a fraction of the cost of regular prisons.

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