How Is Bhutan Focusing On Ambitious Conservation And Human Well-being?

Bhutan has sought a new path to development with a dual focus on ambitious conservation and human well-being. This is the country’s wide-ranging commitment to sustainability. Bhutan is now carbon negative: it not only produces renewable energy  but the kingdom also acts as a carbon sink. Bhutan’s grassroots approach seems to be working and is…

Rice Duck Farming In Nepal: A Community Based Adaptation For Combating Climate Change

Rice-duck farming is an integrated type of farming technology. It is especially suitable for resource poor farmers to produce low cost organic rice. Rice -duck farming on a small scale is a common practice  especially among the Tharu communities in the  Terai regions of Nepal. The  pilot research carried out by Practical Action from April…

Floating Gardens Of Bangladesh: A Community Based Adaptation For Combating Climate Change

The farmlands in southern Bangladesh during the monsoon  are covered by water, making it impossible to grow crops. Even when the floods recede, the land remains waterlogged restricting people’s ability to cultivate vegetables, to feed themselves and to generate an income. In this scenario, floating garden an ancient  method of farming has worked out to…

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…

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…

Workshop: Creating a Sustainable Future

Creating a sustainable future, a 6-day Workshop at Auroville, near Pondicherry (September 17-23, 2017), will explore an integral approach to sustainable practices and introduces some of the technologies being developed and implemented in the international community of Auroville in South India. The workshop will also explore inner sustainability, without which humanity will not be able to achieve a…