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Sustainability through diversified farming

Amandeep Singh  and Gurpreet Kour Diversified farming not only generates multiple returns but also keeps the costs low, when integrated. Sukhjeet shows that integrated farming not only provides food and...

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The saga of sustainable Wadi

Ganga Ankad  Key factor for successful farming is the integration of several enterprises. When integrated applying the principles of recycling, even a small piece of land can produce enough to...

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Mushroom enterprise – A collective effort towards empowerment

S. Maurya, P. R. Kumar, R. S. Pan, A. K. Singh, Bikash Das and B. P. Bhatt This is a story of transformation of a tribal community from life of...

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Backyard Poultry – A success story of a tribal start-up

Kanna K. Siripurapu, Aneetha Kanukolanu, Sabyasachi Das and Chandrasekhar Nemani Backyard poultry with native breeds is easy to manage, less risky and can generate better incomes, for the poor households....

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Group enterprises – A way to enhance small farmer livelihoods

Mallesh.H.R and Parthasarathy.T Maize is a popular crop among farmers, especially small holders in Karnataka. By coming together as a group, the maize growers in Chikkayemmiganuru village established a collective...

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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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