Livelihoods

September 4, 2020

Farmers rear fish in farm ponds for increased income

Frequent cyclones and industrial fishing have impacted the lives of fishermen and farmers in Nagapattinam. Rearing fish in farm ponds and growing crops on bunds have boosted their income

August 24, 2020

Collectives empower women to address community’s challenges

From facing opposition in forming self-help groups to ensuring drinking water and healthcare facilities, village women show the positive impact of collectivization

August 21, 2020

Strawberry cultivation brings sweet success to farmers

Marketing their vegetables posing a challenge, Bhagalpur farmers made little money despite favorable agro-climatic conditions. Switching to strawberry cultivation and direct marketing have turned their fortunes

August 17, 2020

Landless tribes fulfill nutritient needs by growing vegetables in bags

Lack of land and water left tribes without vegetables in their diet, as buying vegetables was beyond their means. Growing vegetables in bags fulfills the need at no cost

August 14, 2020

Farmers cash in on demand for immunity boosters

With no signs of the coronavirus infection abating, moringa farmers in Tamil Nadu use the increasing demand for natural immunity boosters to their advantage, by value addition

August 12, 2020

Losing livelihood, landless families bear the lockdown brunt

Entrepreneurial villagers from landless tribal communities opted for alternate livelihoods. Despite easing of lockdown restrictions, the current challenges are pushing them back to poverty

August 10, 2020

How online education fares in rural Odisha

Inadequate digital infrastructure forces rural children to lose touch with their lessons and take up work. Classroom learning is their only hope of getting educated

August 8, 2020

Returned migrants: A pause or the end of a dream?

Lockdown has forced migrant workers to return home. Left with no cash savings and duped of overdue wages, their future seems uncertain more than ever

August 5, 2020

Returned migrants prefer local livelihoods in native region

Villagers who migrated to other states for want of local livelihoods are back and do not wish to migrate again. They seek creation of local earning avenues

August 3, 2020

Supply to institutions helps FPOs sell mangoes during lockdown

The lockdown disrupted the supply of an FPO’s carbide-free mangoes to its market in Ahmedabad. Collective action by Anand’s institutional staff enabled delivery of mangoes directly to consumers