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December 2019 – Healthy Plants for a Healthy Planet

Healthy plants are the foundation for all life, sustainable ecosystems and food security. Healthy plants constitute the foundation for all life on earth, making up the oxygen we breathe and...

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September – 2019 – Agroecology – the future of farming

Unsustainable agricultural practices in the context of climate change is interconnected with food insecurity and hunger, ecosystem depletion, the marginalisation of millions of smallholder farmers, poverty and migration. ‘Present agriculture...

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June 2019 – Recycling resources on agroecological farms

Agroecological practices support biological processes that drive the recycling of nutrients, biomass and water within production systems. By closing cycles, recycling leads to several benefits – increased resource-use efficiency, reduced...

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March 2019 – Sustainable Aquaculture

 Farmers and fisher folk in India have practiced aquaculture since time immemorial. With the advent of blue revolution, aquaculture moved into commercial lines. In the last four decades, aquaculture in...

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December 2018 – Agroecological innovations

Agroecology is highly knowledge-intensive, and is based on techniques that are not delivered top-down but developed on the basis of farmers’ knowledge and experimentation. Agroecology depends on context-specific knowledge. Farmers...

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September 2018 – Small holder farm enterprises

For small holder farm family, farm diversity is the key. Diversity of enterprises is integral for sustainable small farmer livelihoods. Farm diversity offers food and nutrition, sustainable incomes, and gainful...

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June 2018 – Biological Crop management

Farmers interested in chemical free farming have been traditionally using biologicals. With the advent of Green revolution agriculture, the emphasis shifted to chemical inputs. However, there has been increased awareness...

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March 2018 – Agroecological Value Chains

Most agricultural research and extension efforts are focused on increasing crop and livestock production, in order to improve farm incomes and food availability. Often, however, the initial gains from improved...

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