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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 […]

Janpahal – The People’s Initiative

Bhoomi Ka’s partner Janpahal is running a “Fresh Revolution – Good Food For All”. The campaign aims at empowering people and makes them active partners in the food supply chain by promoting vertical suppliers of consumers, producers and small food vendors. It began with a simple initiative. As a group of university students, Dharmendra Kumar […]

Why Indians should talk about Glyphosate

Tony Mitra, the Indo-Canadian Food Safety Campaigner talks about the dangers of Glyphosate Indians are under great danger from the ill effects of Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, manufactured largely by the agrochemical seed corporation Monsanto under the trade name Roundup – said Santanu (better known as Tony) Mitra at an event organised […]

Relishing the grapes of Organic Farming Practices

Family Khat lives on a farm in Bodia Talai, a small village in the Anandpuri Block in Southern Rajasthan. They are one of the 40 farmer families in their village that has adopted sustainable integrated farming system (SIFS) introduced by Bhoomi Ka’s partner Vaagdhara. Family’s 12 Bigha farm is located on a slope hill, deficient […]

उत्तरा बाई की कहानी, गांव नैगवॉ, कटनी

नेशनल हाईवे क्रमांक ७ कटनी जवलपुर के बीच रोड किनारे वाला गांव जो कटनी जिला मुख्यालय से १५ क.म. की दुरी पर है , यह रोड के दो भागों में विभाजित है। नैगवॉ गॉव में श्रीमती उत्तरा बाई पति श्री राम सिंह ठाकुर वर्ष २००२ से जैविक खेती का प्रशिक्षण कटनी जिले के KVK पिपरौंध […]

Finger Millet: Reviving Indigenous Roots

With the climate change now a proven reality and creating havoc for Indian agricultural sector, there is an imminent need to bring in environment friendly farming practices to meet the need of the ever-growing health conscious Indian population. With the droughts and non-seasonal rains becoming the order of the day, the hapless farmer is now […]

CASE STUDY: The greener revolution – Harnessing the benefits of agroecology

The greener revolution Location: Seven project areas in Jharkhand, West Bengal and Rajasthan (India), Chitwan (Central Nepal Region), and Chittagong Hill Tracts (Bangladesh) Aim of program: To improve production and market access for small-scale farmers in marginalized areas by following agroecological principles and diversifying production and nutrition over the long term Food shortages in the 1960s […]

8 natural & homemade insecticides to save your garden without killing the Earth

A home garden can truly make you begin to appreciate the daily trials and tribulations of the small farmers who grow our food. From weather, weeds, and insects, apart from the considerable challenges offered by soil fertility, you’ll find it can be it can be an incredibly humbling experience to try to put food on […]

The Beauty of Eating Seasonal

There was a time when all foods were seasonal. Each season brought us something new and we looked forward to the change in diet. Today, we have lost that delightful connect with the changing of seasons. Almost every vegetable is available throughout the year. And some fruits too. However, we can make a conscious choice […]

The share of uncultivated foods

Uncultivated foods – The hidden treasure By Anshuman Das The share of uncultivated foods from the forest has gradually declined in the diets of Paharia tribes in Jharkhand. Initiatives like conservation, preservation, processing of uncultivated foods has helped them regain their position and enhance the dietary diversity of the communities, also addressing the issues of […]