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Nagaland’s Growing Mushroom Network

Mushrooms are valuable in the culinary and medical world. As of now, mushroom farming in India produces varieties of mushrooms though some variants are imported in bulk. Researchers and scientists in Nagaland are working towards altering India's role in international trade of mushrooms.

One Individual’s Roadside Beautification Project Turned Into a Farm (Kerala, India)

The COVID pandemic has hit people hard around the world, not only in terms of health risks but also their most basic economic security and well-being. Some are using this as an opportunity to become self-sufficient by growing food for their own families or as...

Indian Schools Asked to Set up School Nutrition Gardens

Smt Sulochana Singhania School Thane (Mumbai) - organic farming
All schools in India have been asked to set up "school nutrition gardens" by the central government. The gardens will have to be managed by the students, with the help of staff and teachers. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), which governs the education...

These Indian Farmers Are Taking a Firmer Hold on Their Future With Organic Farming

Women farmers in the Balaghat region of Madhya Pradesh state in India are moving actively to organic farming with indigenous seeds, so as to earn better and to produce healthier crops. They are actively supported by civic society organisation Pradan as well as farmer...

Aranya – Turning Barren Land Into A Food Forest With Permaculture

Padma and Narsanna Koppula have turned a barren piece of land in India's Medak district into a food forest by engaging the community that lives around it. Narsanna and Padma have been pursuing permaculture for several years now. According to them, permaculture is pro-nature and...

A Retired Teacher Seeds Organic Farming in India

Watching the graying man work for hours in the rice fields, you would never guess he is actually retired and has been for many years. Since 1998, retired teacher Natabar Sarangi has spent his days collecting native seeds across India. So far, he has...

Mangaluru Man Shows Terrace Gardens Can Be A Boon

After working in West Asia for six years, Blany D’Souza returned home to Mangaluru 20 years ago. A passion for growing fruits and vegetables led him to set up a garden on an area of 1,200 sq ft on the terrace of his home...

This 11-Year-Old Girl Farms In Her Courtyard

A Class 6 student from Ambalavayal, Kerala, India, has turned her courtyard into a vegetable garden. 11-year-old Shikha Lubna, daughter of Abdul Basheer and Nasriya, has been active in farming since she was in Class 1. Shikha’s garden consists of almost all major varieties of vegetables...

Indian Startup Aims to Bring Vertical Farming To Your Doorstep

A Mumbai-based start-up,  U-Farm Technologies, is using hydroponic techniques to customise modular farms for an individual apartment complex or for a supermarket. A group of four, comprising three graduate students from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS) Pilani and a horticulturist, came with an...

Futuristic Farming, In The City

Kern Agrawal was just 20 when he was introduced to the bliss and sanity of organic gardening and urban farming by his long-time girlfriend and now wife, Ranjani, over a decade ago. Kern was ushered into the art and science of agriculture in his final...