Month: June 2018

5 monsoon vegetables and how to eat them!

The monsoon season, especially in India, offers a large variety of vegetables. Everything is lush green, washed and wet! However, days of rain can make life a bit slow and dreary on occasion so what does one eat to cheer things up a bit? What’s good to eat and how? Here are a  few suggestions to […]

SIFS and the small farmer – some responses

Bhoomi Ka works with smallholder farmers to encourage usage of ecological farming methods. These practices are in synchrony with nature. Sustainable Integrated Farming Systems (SIFS) is an agroecological farming approach that looks at the farm as a miniature biodiverse holistic ‘ecosystem’, instead of a linear production unit. By participating in SIFS training, individuals from organizations […]

First Person Experience: I do not want Organic market!

‘The idea that Organic farming is merely ‘replacing chemical fertilisers with cow dung’, is primitive.’   Anshuman Das, Welthungerhilfe India I remember, as a child, my grandmother used to fry paddy seeds on a pan-full of hot sand to make puffed rice – small, yellowish white, popping up like magic seeds in the pan. It was […]