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Celebrating 20 years of LEISA India – the context, the product, the process and the movement

It all started in 1998, when the concept of LEISA (Low External Input Sustainable Agriculture) was new and evolving in India. By distributing ILEIA Newsletter to around 1000 Indian readers,...

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The battle for the future of farming – What you need to know

Michel Pimbert and Colin Anderson It is widely agreed that today’s global agriculture system is a social and environmental failure. Business as usual is no longer an option: biodiversity loss...

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Cultivating biodiversity

In the Deccan region of India, over 60,000 women peasants are feeding their families, their culture and their pride with biodiverse farming practices. Their knowledge and successes have reached across...

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Rejuvenated landscape, rejuvenated lives

This is the story of how the people of Kaluchi Thakarwadi changed their destiny: a story of transformation from desert to replenished watershed. Kaluchi Thakarwadi is no longer a tragedy...

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Pashu Sakhi – An alternative livestock extension approach

With access to knowledge and inputs, the goat rearers of Gondia district in Maharashtra are able to make a decent livelihood with goat rearing. A community based alternative extension system...

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Understanding crop health

T.M. Thiyagarajan, S. Rageshwari, L. Ramazeame, C. Partheeban More than genetic resistance of the plant, application of appropriate nutrient at the right time, in the right dose based on the...

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Enhancing green cover – The journey of Sankalp Taru

SankalpTaru Foundation   Innovatively integrating technology with nature, SankalpTaru enables people, with no time or space to plant trees, contribute their share towards the environment. The initiative is efficiently connecting...

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Green Festival – for Green India

M.N.Kulkarni The culture of planting trees with community participation is blended into the rural life styles through organizing planting festivals like Hasiruhabba. Among 123 special days that are celebrated across...

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