What Bhutanese Hazelnuts Tell Us About Using Data For Good

Mountain Hazelnuts, Bhutan’s only 100% foreign invested company, supports 10,000 hazelnut farmers where they are carefully selected to ensure productivity, maximize social and environmental benefits, such as vulnerable households, or reducing land erosion. The whole system of support, monitoring, and optimization live on a carefully crafted data platform that feeds information to and from the farmers, the…

On Front Line Of Climate Change As Maldives Fights Rising Seas

Severe effects of climate change had bleached the corals and denuded Maldives’ land mass. President Abdulla Yameen has shown immense fortitude in reclaiming its beaches and shores. This has rejuvenated hope and rekindled its pristine beauty. However, environmentalists are calling for a holistic view to be adapted in the course to this reclamation. Read More

Sacred groves of Kodagu: How faith is helping conserving Karnataka’s protected forests

Water for the Kaveri and bees for pollinating coffee plantations, the ecosystem services of 1,214 sacred groves of Kodagu is immense. Even though Kodagu groves are protected forests under the Indian Forest Act, they also face pressures similar to the other forest patches in other parts of the country. Read more

‘Minaki’ (muskmelon); thirst quenching companion for farmers

It was a hot sunny day of April when we were sitting with the women farmers to discuss the cultivation of indigenous cotton instead of transgenic B.T.cotton and the mixed crops that are suitable to grow as companion crops with finger millet and horse gram crops in the post-monsoon season. When we were on the…