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Women breaking out of poverty

Kerala’s Kudumbashree (KDS) and Andhra Pradesh’s Indira Kranthi Patham (IKP) are two programmes that are often cited as having achieved both women’s empowerment and rural livelihoods successfully on scale. A...

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Poverty reduction through sustainable agriculture

The three tier institutional model of working with smallholders has delivered better services to the farmers in Tamil Nadu. The role clarity of organizations at each level and the organic...

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Eco-farming addresses hunger, poverty and climate change

Agriculture must be redirected to environmentally sound, socially just production methods to address the food and energy crises, hunger, poverty and climate change, reports Olivier De Schutter, Special Rapporteur to...

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Emerging waterscapes: When the land is not enough

With more than a thousand people per square kilometre, Bangladesh has by far the greatest population density of any similar sized country in the world. Land is scarce, and the...

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Asia-Pacific countries reach consensus for greater support for millions of small-holder family farms

Zero Hunger Challenge gains momentum in countries of Asia and the Pacific. A high level meeting to support family farming and small holder farmers in Asia A high level meeting...

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Urban home gardens – healthy use of urban spaces

Urban areas are fast becoming monotonous concrete jungles. The entire focus is on modernization with disregard for preserving traditional and culturally unique landscapes. Bangalore is caught in this frenzy too....

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Green Energy or livelihoods?

Kalpavalli forest which was regenerated and rejuvenated from barren land was again degraded in the name of green energy. No doubt the windmills generate clean energy. But at what cost?...

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Family farmer: The healer of the land

There is not a single working model for the country for small landholders. But, there are several models based on the diversity of the soil and landscape. Small farmers enrich...

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