Is zero budget natural farming an answer to the farm crisis?

A paper by Srijit Mishra probes into alternative methods of agriculture that would require less credit while also addressing other concerns on the agricultural crisis as also the agrarian crisis. Zero budget natural farming is discussed in particular. “It has been a matter of concern that the smallholders (includes marginal and small farmers) who have… Read More Is zero budget natural farming an answer to the farm crisis?

Why should Indians worry about 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 by Bhoomi Ka at Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi, on 10th May. The speaker is… Read More Why should Indians worry about glyphosate?

Earthworm gut may offer new ways of efficient recycling of organic waste

Earthworms are considered best friends of farmers, acting as engineers in soils. They are helpful in decomposition of waste, producing biofertilizers. Indian scientists have investigated the gut of earthworms to get an insight into why they are so efficient in helping decomposition. They have found that the gut of earthworms provides an ideal environment for… Read More Earthworm gut may offer new ways of efficient recycling of organic waste

पोषण और आमदनी का जरिया बन सकती हैं झारखंड की सब्जी प्रजातियां

गरीब और पिछड़ा माने जाने वाले झारखंड जैसे राज्यों के जनजातीय लोग कई ऐसी सब्जियों की प्रजातियों का उपभोग अपने भोजन में करते हैं, जिनके बारे में देश के अन्य हिस्सों के लोगों को जानकारी तक नहीं है। भारतीय शोधकर्ताओं ने झारखंड के स्थानीय आदिवासियों द्वारा उपयोग की जाने वाली ऐसी पत्तेदार सब्जियों की 20… Read More पोषण और आमदनी का जरिया बन सकती हैं झारखंड की सब्जी प्रजातियां

Empowering Jharkhand’s female farmers

The Mahila Kisan Shashaktikaran Pariyojna (MKSP), a sub-component of the Government of India’s National Rural Livelihoods Mission, began in Jharkhand in 2014. Under the management of the Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS), in a consortium partnership approach the Society for Promotion of Wastelands Development (SPWD) and Asian Institute for Sustainable Development (AISD) are implementing… Read More Empowering Jharkhand’s female farmers