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.

आग बुझाने से जी उठा जंगल (in Hindi)

झारखंड के दो गावों ने जंगल से आग बुझाकर उन्हें न केवल हरा-भरा कर लिया है बल्कि वे ईंधन, चारा, पानी और जंगल से जुड़े खान-पान के मामले में आत्मनिर्भर हो गए हैं।

Restoring Indian grasslands does not require disturbing soil and planting grasses, but more science

Grassland productivity is driven by rainfall, not by the absence of soil fertility or the need for ‘improved grass varieties.

Organic takeover: How 10,000 farmers of Telangana, Andhra are steering a silent movement

A federation of farmer-producer organisations has tapped into the growing organic market to help members raise incomes

Climate resilient millets boost livelihood opportunities for Odisha’s tribal women

The revival of millets is helping women farmers in the tribal districts of the state to enhance their livelihood opportunities and become financially independent.

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?

The Silent Revolution

"When we are making a thread, what comes out of it is another thing, but the inner process we go through while making it is what is transformational, liberating, honest and holds the true integrity of labour and self.," says Rupsi.

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