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How India can learn to tackle climate change from its indigenous communities

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Women Farmers honoured on Women’s Day

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Traditional grass rain coats and graduation hats made of leaf—14 women farmers from Nagaland and one from Meghalaya, for the first time in their lives, were honored (with the coat and hat) for their contribution to biodiverse farming during the … Continue reading

Jhum Cultivation – More than just an agricultural practice

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Let us understand jhum cultivation before writing it off.. Also known as slash and burn cultivation, jhum has over the years received a lot of negative press and not without reason. “The current practice of shifting cultivation in eastern and … 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

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

Growing insects: Farmers can help bring back pollinators

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With a sharp decline in pollinating insects, farmers are being encouraged to grow flowering plants that can support these important insects. It’s a fledgling movement that could help restore pollinators essential for world food production. by Richard Conniff For the … Continue reading