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Pastoral Parliament

A platform to be heard and seen Monika Agarwal and Jessica Duncan In India, pastoralists have long struggled to make their voices heard. Cultural and religious differences have exacerbated this situation. But...

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Cattle shed management for better soil health

Sujan Amgai and Salik Ram Paudel Small interventions can have great impacts. A small support from the government for improving the cattle sheds resulted in a shift in the way...

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Meet the Millet Man

Amit Chakravarty Millets face low consumer awareness and demand, weak value chains and low interest from research organizations as well as commercial players. This lack of interest is surprising given...

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Livestock – The engine and inspiration of mountain economy

R K Maikhuri, L S Rawat, P C Phondani, Ajay Maletha and Y M Bahuguna Traditionally pastoralist communities, with easy access to community resources, managed farming and livestock seamlessly. But with gradual...

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In The News

India asks UN to declare 2018 as International year of millets India has asked the United Nations to declare 2018 as the ‘International Year of Millets’ and promote it as...

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Return of the forgotten crop – Brown top millet

Anitha Reddy and Krishna Prasad G Millets, a staple food in Karnataka, is making a comeback. Farmers are reviving cultivation of brown top millet, a minor millet which can be...

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From coarse grains to health foods – Time to introspect

Debjeet Sarangi and Kavya Chowdhry Millets have always been part of an eco-cultural system for Kondh tribal communities in Odisha.Kondh communities nurture cultures of sharing and caring, celebrate a relationship...

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Local communities, livestock and livelihoods

Amandeep Singh and Pranav Kumar Bakarwals, the indigenous community in the Himalayas, have been depending on goats for their livelihoods. Their practices have not only sustained their livelihoods but have also sustained the...

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