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’s 2024 Election Results Should Spur a Renewed Movement Towards Justice, Equity, and Sustainability

From the perspective of the VSGA, which represent a wide section of the country’s regions and peoples, these results are a sign that Indian democracy is alive, kicking and maturing.

मिट्टी-बीज बचाने का अनोखा मेला (In Hindi)

बीजोत्सव में सुरक्षित व पौष्टिक खान-पान पर ज़ोर दिया जाता है।

Dharani: Towards Holistic Agriculture

Dharani Farming and Marketing Cooperative is a producer-owned and managed business enterprise of smallholder farmers located in Andhra Pradesh promoted by Timbaktu Collective

What Time is the Nomad?

Talking with Pabubhai, a nomadic pastoralist from the Rabari community in Kachchh, revealed the importance of time and temporality for his life and livelihood.

Crafting the Future

The revival of craft, food and agriculture traditions in Nagaland, is leading to stronger livelihoods, women's empowerment, and conservation of biodiversity.

The Election Horizon and The Rainbow

The rainbow has been a symbol of the queer community. It is natural and beautiful but it is also rare. Can we see the rainbow in India’s national election horizon?

Young Hope for India in 2024?

How many of us, young people, have this agency today in modern India to question our governments against all the environmentally destructive policies, communalism, and decisive politics?

Churning The Earth

Ordinary people constructing alternatives like sustainable farming, community-led ecotourism and conservation, revival of crafts, activity-based learning, decentralised water harvesting, local governance and direct democracy.

TOWARDS SECURING HIMALAYA FROM DISASTERS: A DEMAND CHARTER PEOPLE FOR HIMALAYA CAMPAIGN, 2024

In solidarity for the wellbeing and sustenance of our Himalayan natural heritage - glaciers, rivers, alpine pastures, forests and lands and diverse inhabitants whose identity and survival depend on the Himalaya.