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Editorial

Small holder family farmers, particularly in the fragile ecosystems have been traditionally managing crops, using biological means. While a majority of the farmers shifted to commercial methods of farming involving...

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Farmers in Odisha replenish soil fertility – the natural way

Practicing bio-fertilizer cultivation to grow vegetables for self-consumption initially, many farmers in Aladipur village in Odisha took up to organic vegetable production for the markets. Besides benefitting environment and quality...

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Sustainable farms, sustainable futures

Y M M Srikar and Debasis Mohapatra A shift from conventional to organic methods of cultivation is possible with a little support.The case of Golapi, a tribal farmer in Odisha...

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Biologicals for Higher Farm Production

M H Mehta There is a dire need to reduce input costs and improve farm productivity in a sustainable manner. The 20-20 model, using new generation agri-bio inputs can be...

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Fish Amino – A useful biological option

S Premalatha Farmer groups in Tamil Nadu found a successful solution in Fish Amino for enhancing the soil fertility. Rich in nitrogen, Fish Amino not only reduced the requirement of...

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Reaping multiple benefits from biological crop management

T M Radha and J Krishnan Adopting eco friendly practices and enhancing crop biodiversity has several advantages in terms of soil fertility, pest management, crop yields, costs and returns, and...

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We are not too young

Linda Kabira In Zimbabwe, children across the country are putting food sovereignty into practice. They are redesigning their schoolyards based on permaculture principles to regenerate the soil, harvest rainwater and...

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Taming Coconut Pests by Green Warriors

A. Josephrajkumar, Chandrika Mohan and V Krishnakumar Adopting an ecological engineering approach, farmers in Kerala could effectively suppress most of the palm pests in an eco-friendly  manner. While safeguarding environment,...

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