Tubers; nature farming by children of the forest

Heggada devanakote is a biologically bountiful ecosystem surrounded by the forests of Nagarahole and Bandipur. The lush forest is inhabited with diverse tribal cultures such as the Jenu kuruba, Yaravqa, Betta kuruba and Soliga aboriginal communities. These aboriginal tribal communities have been living and completely relying on the forest. It was a symbiotic association of…

Mining and Climate Change, as Experienced in Ambalavayal

Ambalayal in Wayanad with its rich biological heritage is on the brink of becoming an environmental disaster. Unprecedented mindless granite quarrying has denuded the land, skewered rainfall patterns and destroyed its pristine heritage. Court Orders have been ignored and licenses for mining have been given to vested interests. An affirmative cursory survey report  without taking into account micro-climatic changes and expert opinions, have stymied all efforts made by activists and local people. CKM Nabeel‘s plea for environmental justice is lost in the cacophony of aggrandizement and greed.

Story of a Wetland

Kerala’s Kadalundi, a picturesque wetland with its mangrove forests, has kept the climate evenly balanced in the region. The nourishing ground water has been a  haven for breeding fish and frogs. They stood as a bulwark against the tsunami. Jamsheena Mullapatt in her essay says that the unique culture with its fauna and fauna is now on the brink of destruction with declining rainfall, dumping of plastic and bio waste and rise in mercury levels.

Indigenous finger millet varieties; resilient and adoptable to climate change

  ‘PIPAL TREE ‘ is creatively engaged with farmers to explore the possibilities and methods of adapting to climate change and is studying about the indigenous/ local finger millet( Ragi varieties which are suitable for rainfed farming; particularly the organization is focusing on documenting the characteristics and morphology of indigenous finger millet varieties, method of…