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App that helps farmers get better yield

NaPanta is a free to download ‘Agricultural crop management’ mobile application. Available on the Android platform, it currently has over 1,17,000 users (farmers) from across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. In...

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Self help is the best help – Indigenous farmers stand strong against economic slowdown

Janak Preet Singh Farm on wheels, an initiative to sell local produce has enabled the farmer groups to access diverse local markets in a decentralized manner. In doing so this...

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Pivoting from local food to just food systems

The COVID-19 virus has jarred many people out of the illusion that globalised, corporate food is safe and secure. Yet, many people don’t know what to do about it. Some...

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Nutrition gardens – A promising intervention in the post COVID scenario

Lakshmi Unnithan As the World grapples with the devastating consequences of the spread of the novel coronavirus, nations are faced with multiple questions that go well beyond the direct impact...

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The power of women’s networks for agroecology in India

A photostory by Soumya Sankar Bose and Amrita Gupta “We knew we needed a space to save our native varieties of seeds and transmit the traditional knowledge of farming which...

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Vegetable – based farming system – Enhancing gains through appropriate crop combinations

Wajih S, Singh BK, Singh AK and Srivastava A Amidst the risk of recurrent floods and prolonged waterlogging with changing climate thresholds, 265 households of small and marginal farmers in...

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Organic vegetable cultivation

A.Anandakumar Vegetable farmers in Tumkur are reaping many benefits by shifting to ecological alternatives. They are also improving farm sustainability by diversifying crops and trees on the farms. Urdigere and...

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Value addition through solar drying

Rakesh K. Warrier and Mahesh N. Lade The collective strength of women farmers is being leveraged by integrating solar drying technology with off-farm value addition of primary produce. The decentralized...

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