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The New Peasantries Rural Development in Times of Globalization, 2nd Edition Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, 2018, Routledge, 312 pages, ISBN: 9781138071315 When first published in 2008, The New Peasantries...

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New Books

The Development Trap How Thinking Big Fails the Poor Adam D. Kiš, 2018, Routledge, 172 pages, ISBN: 9781138574564 Poverty is an entrenched, intractable problem that will never be entirely eradicated....

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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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Agroecological Value Chains – March 2018 – Issue 20.1

While majority of family farmers produce food primarily for home consumption, yet they struggle to market the little surpluses that they have. There aren’t any niche markets for agroecological produce....

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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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