livelihoods
Confluence of Academia and Traditional Knowledge Systems: Towards Climate Resilient Agriculture

The macro and micro-systems of nature work in tandem to survive. Their role in climate change resilience is paramount. Sreeja works to ensure that all community voices are heard, all-natural parts are valued and sustainability is defined in one’s own context.

Bringing Harmony between Healthy Growing and Consuming

"Forests thrive on their own without chemicals or constant watering. On my farm, I've created a similar ecosystem. So, my team and I just do one thing: harvest the plants," says Yella Reddy

The architect leading restoration of Telangana’s historic stepwells

In Telangana, home to over 500 stepwells, Kalpana, along with her community works to build self-reliance by connecting to the water source and replenishing it.

How One Man’s Conviction Put Jibhi Valley on the World Tourism Map

Jibhi Valley's first homestay paves the way for eco-tourism showing that it's possible to build sustainable livelihoods without harming nature

Fish on their plate, money in their wallet

The low-cost eco-friendly aquaculture model reboots rural economies and reduces people’s vulnerability.

The Art of Getting by – COVID-19 and Self-reliance

How a spontaneous switch to a barter economy saved a little hamlet in the Sundarbans during lockdown

Banswara’s migrant tribal labourers are now proud organic farmers

Tribal farmers are now becoming torch bearers of organic cultivation in the state where the government is pushing for zero-budget farming to increase farmers’ income and restore soil health and fertility.

In Maharashtra’s Drought-Prone District, a ‘Goat Bank’ Is Making Women Financially Secure

"More than her capacity to pay back, we are looking for a long-term commitment to continue the project work,”

Top ecologist suggests 4 ways to minimise damage caused by cyclones

Locals should look for alternative plantations, which are native and more resistant to strong winds, but, at the same time, have financial value.