Holding up the citrus

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The Asian Confluence, Shillong, on Friday saw the meeting of young minds through a talk on “Innovative ways to protect and promote unique citrus varieties in the state of Meghalaya” organised by NESFAS. Offering his expertise on citrus to the … Continue reading

Ensuring a future for Traditional Medicine

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An interactive session “Conserving Indigenous Knowledge on Traditional Medicine: Preventive and Therapeutic Nutrition Practiced in India and South Africa” was organized by the Asian Confluence at its conference center on the sidelines of a survey visit to Meghalaya by scientists … Continue reading

Big numbers for organic farming

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The government is promoting organic farming in a big way as a result of which India exported agri-organic products of total volume of 160276.95 MT and realization was around Rs.1155.81 crore in year 2012-13, said Minister of State for Agriculture … Continue reading

Adorning Mawphlang

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Bibhudutta Sahu interviews German installation artist Markus Heinsdorff on his creative vision for Indigenous Terra Madre festival in 2015 His works play with perception of space and dimensions. He takes simple materials like bamboo and crafts masterpieces. Germany based world … Continue reading

Slow-motion video reveals the hidden beauty of pollination

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Louie Schwartzberg uses high-speed cameras and time-lapse photography to reveal the amazing world of flowers and the process of pollination. By Jaymi Heimbuch Louie Schwartzberg is a renowned cinematographer who captures the beauty of nature in unexpected ways. His works … Continue reading

Making biodiverse agriculture part of a food-secure future

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Is biodiverse agriculture an anachronism? Or is it a vital part of a food-secure future? Given the need to feed an estimated 2.4 billion more people by the year 2050, the drive toward large-scale, single-crop farming around the world may … Continue reading

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