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
A short film depicts how concerted efforts with the community can bring a change in the food diversity within the household and a massive change in the nutritional status.
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
Pushpa Bela Minz used to be stuck at her home most of the time, in part because of her village in Simdega’s largely stagnant agricultural economy. This has all changed since the MKSP began in 2014. She and fellow villager Udit Tirkey were selected to be their village’s community resource persons (CRPs), as a result… Read More Women taking centre field in farming
Sustainable agro-ecological farming is one way to overcome the limitations of conventional farming. Green College shows us how to do it.… Read More Profiting from sustainable farming
A recent study in SPWD’s project location in rainfed eastern India examines the poor state of nutritional security and holds the lack of institutional support in the form of subsidies, loans and crop insurance responsible. The prevailing state of food and nutritional security in the twelve villages located in Joypur and Jhalda-II blocks of Purulia… Read More Need to rethink food security
A study by SPWD indicates that the use of hybrid seeds in rice raises concerns regarding the inputs required and their overall effect on human health, the soil and environment. The study titled ‘Effects of hybridisation on secondary characteristics of rice plants’ assesses the effects of rice hybridization, and its harmful effects on the quality… Read More Farmers’ perception of hybrid rice in Jharkhand