Livelihoods

May 14, 2021

Why villagers are against a proposed marina

Government proposes to develop a marina of international standards to promote tourism. Residents of coastal villages oppose it, fearing an impact on their livelihood and the ecology

May 7, 2021

Lack of local livelihoods forces men to migrate far

With no industrial jobs, and low wages in agriculture, men from Bhagabanpur in Maldah district migrate to faraway places like Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, to make a living

May 5, 2021

Constraints that prevent farmers from becoming prosperous

Land holding size, water availability, funds and markets impact farmers’ incomes. This second piece of a four-part series explores constraints and viability of mixed farming for farm prosperity

May 3, 2021

COVID-19 assistance helps villagers find a footing

Odisha Livelihood Mission’s financial support has enabled many vulnerable rural families, especially women entrepreneurs, to recover from the economic shock of the pandemic-induced lockdown

April 28, 2021

Can farmers farm for prosperity?

Those who intervene for farmers’ welfare seem to prefer maintaining the poor-farmer image than ensuring financial success. The first of a four-part series explores this aspect

April 26, 2021

Farmer runs people’s academy to share knowledge

A Pawara tribe farmer, who transformed his unproductive land and started conservation of landraces, serves as a resource person at field trainings despite lacking formal education

April 23, 2021

Alcohol addiction gives way to organic farming

Appalled by the lakhs they spent on alcohol, residents of a village vow to never touch liquor again. They turn their village into a successful organic model

April 21, 2021

Community restores grasslands, makes village drought-resilient

Grasslands conservation, initiated to ensure water availability has increased the water table, resulting in reverse migration and cultivation of crops, and prevention of soil erosion

April 5, 2021

Tribal women reap benefits of collective farming

Switching to modern agricultural practices and coming together as producer groups have helped women farmers have the bargaining power about their produce and earn more

March 31, 2021

Bihar farmers grow makhana to tackle weather uncertainties

Climate-induced extreme weather events damaging their traditionally grown maize and paddy crops, farmers have switched to growing resilient foxtrot, known for its nutritional value