As India’s Climate Changes, Farmers In The North Experiment With New Crops

India’s capital city New Delhi and much of northern India are routinely shrouded in man-made pollutants. In fact, Delhi vies with Beijing for the dirtiest air in the world. Many of India’s 1.3 billion people — a fifth of the world’s population — face pollution that is cutting short lives, stunting children’s cognitive development and…

Cow Dung And Fruit Trees: Traditional Wisdom Helps Assam Cope With Climate Change

Faced with more floods each monsoon season, farmers in Assam turn to indigenous technical knowledge from their forefathers to protect their livelihoods Subhadra Kumari had to wait a nervous few weeks before the flood waters abated from her paddy field and she could start planting rice saplings. “We are behind the ideal time for planting…

Woman Green Warrior In Nashik Dedicates Life To Draw People Closer To Nature

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness!” – said  John Muir, naturalist and environmental philosopher, who was an advocate of preservation of wilderness in America way back in the 19th century. The sexagenarian Kusum Dahivalkar lives up to Muir’s philosophy each and every day. In fact, her life has been all about…

Crop Planning – A Tool For Climate Resilient Food System

Ganeshwadi hamlet of Ghoti village in Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra consists of 15 households. Farmers here are poor, having small and marginal land holdings. They  have been experiencing late onset of monsoon, decrease in temperature in spring, frost and unseasonal rainfall, resulting in crop loss. Farm level crop planning goes a long way in building…