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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.

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.

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

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

Forest rights good for forests too: This Odisha village shows how

The independence and ownership of the forest have allowed the villagers to regenerate the woods with depleted vegetation. 

Assessment of traditional rainwater harvesting system in barren lands of a semi-arid region: A case study of Rajasthan

During the monsoon season, the excess rainwater from Chauka and ponds flows into the river. This seasonal river meets a larger dam downstream that provides water to many districts in Rajasthan

Artisanal soaps to lavender tea, Chhattisgarh’s gobar revolution is helping rural women

It is now in the process of transforming these gauthans into what it calls rural industrial parks, or centres for cottage industries that the government hopes will create retail products that can “compete with the market”.

The Indigenous Food Cafés Transforming Local Cuisine

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