March 11, 2020
Women who had conserved and preserved indigenous seed varieties brought the same to the festival that encouraged them to revive agricultural biodiversity (Photo by Rakhi Ghosh)

Seed festivals put spotlight on conservation of indigenous seeds

As we commemorate International Women’s Week, in remote villages of Odisha, women farmers, traditional custodians of seeds, are conserving indigenous seeds, reviving soil health and nutritional biodiversity

March 9, 2020

बुनना भविष्य को, मीटर दर मीटर !

असम के बोडोलैंड के गाँवों में, जहाँ हर बोडो घर में एक करघा है, श्यामा ब्रह्मा बुनाई से ठीक-ठाक आय अर्जित करती हैं, और इस लुप्त होते इस पारंपरिक कौशल को अपनी बेटियों को सौंपने की कोशिश कर रही हैं

March 6, 2020

Life skills education prevents child marriages among Odiya tribes

Life skills education empowers tribal girls with knowledge, self-awareness and decision making capacities, helping them rise above social customs and pressures. It has resulted in decline of child marriages

March 4, 2020

Nutrition gardens help students learn better and eat better

Growing vegetables and fruits in schools with community support improves tribal students’ conceptual understanding of science and maths, and helps them eat a nutritious meal