Tag: Farmers

As Delhi’s Yamuna Reservoir Project Winds Up Its Pilot, Farmers Have...

While experts have called this project “largely successful,” farmers in the region have questions about how the pilot—and scaling it to other parts—might compromise their long-term farming productivity.

Rich Millet Poor Millet: The Irony in Our Consumerism

What transformed the humble millet into an exotic grain?

Caught in the Tangles of Court Orders and ‘Development’, the Yamuna...

As ‘encroachers’ are evicted to ‘beautify’ the riverbank under different development initiatives, ultimately, the Yamuna remains as polluted as ever.

How Standardizing Quality Control Can Improve Trust in eNAM

Farmers found their hands tied when supply chains froze during the COVID-19 pandemic. As restrictions on movement led to shortages of farm labour, input...

Seeking Rural Futures in the Northeast by Rethinking ‘Development vs Forests’

In the North East Region of India, forests have long been a site of struggle between people seeking to profit off its rich biodiversity...

The Hits and Misses of the Pusa Capsule, the Delhi Government’s...

As the Delhi Government pushes the Pusa decomposer as a successful alternative to stubble burning, New Delhi's farmers highlight its hits and misses.

Tapping the Buzz of Bee-keeping in the Nilgiris

Updated on 20 July 2021 Any basic biology textbook will teach you that bees, being key crop pollinators, are crucial for a region’s biodiversity. Pollinators...

Low-Cost Vermicompost Instead of Inorganic Fertilizers | Hear from Small Farmers...

Vermicompost revived soil quality, reduced input costs, and made farmers self-sufficient through lockdowns.

Clash of the Toolkits: Where Farmers’ Concerns and Environmental Activism Converge

When we blame farmers for polluting the environment, we completely miss the intersection that exists between food production, ecology, and the threat that neo-liberal market reforms pose.

Where Are The Farmers In Our Conversations On Sustainable Consumption?

This is the second article of a three-part series on sustainable consumption and food security in India, supported by Pristine Organics. Click here to...