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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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Women as entrepreneurs

Nirmala Adhikari Consumption of vegetables produced through biological means has improved the health of communities in Dandafaya village in Nepal. Coming together and producing organic vegetables as a group, the...

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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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