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Power of collectives

With an inclusive, sustainable and scalable model of value chain, farmers in Gujarat have come a long way in realising the power of collectives. Through direct engagement in the market...

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Creating better opportunities – PGS and Analog Forestry

Besides providing for many of our needs, forests play a pivotal role in providing ecosystem services, ranging from biodiversity conservation to climate regulation. Yet over the last decade the world...

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Enhancing value by improving quality

The unique agro-ecological conditions of Kolli Hills have a direct effect on the coffee aroma and quality. The case of this small-scale, organic farmer reaffirms that a diversified, agro-ecological farming...

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Integrated Fish Farming – Adding value to the traditional subsistence based farming system

Integration of various components on the farm not only results in better resource management but also leads to increased farm production, income and productive employment. Integrated Fish Farming (IFF) is...

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Collective Marketing – One step towards adding value

A small practice like grading and sorting at the farm level has resulted in farmers reaping rich benefits in Uttarakashi district. Besides value addition, collectivisation efforts  further enhanced the bargaining...

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Innovative value chains ensures sustainable livelihoods

By organizing themselves into a Farmer Producer Company, the farmers in Koraput district in Odisha are handling processing, value addition and collective marketing of horticulture produce. With enhanced capacities in...

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Agriculture – a life of inter-connectedness

Strongly believing in diversity, around 5000 farmers in Kerala have been preserving and nurturing seed diversity, over years. Exchanging and conserving not only seeds but also knowledge associated with it...

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Traditional cuisine – The last link in enhancing the value chain

Nahari is an initiative connoting tribal women led traditional indigenous food sales corner set up successfully by BAIF in villages of South Gujarat. The concept of community owned and operated...

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