Showing posts with label Eco Village. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eco Village. Show all posts

July 11, 2018

Eco-Village: hope for the future

"Eco-Village: hope for the future" is a documentary (short) by Basudev Mahapatra on climate resilient Eco-friendly agriculture innovated and practiced by women farmers from indigenous communities of Kashipur block in Rayagada district of Odisha, India.
 

November 04, 2016

Indigenous farmers are developing climate resilient agriculture

To face the challenges of climate change, indigenous farmers in India are innovating traditions: developing climate resilient agriculture to feed their families

KBK is the short form referring to the region comprising the Kalahandi, Bolangir and Koraput districts of India’s eastern state of Odisha. News on acute poverty leading to child-selling and starvation deaths in the region prompted Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to visit these districts in the 1980s and inaugurate several poverty alleviation schemes. None of them, however, have performed well.

October 05, 2014

From starvation deaths to surplus

Farmers of Kashipur region in Odisha revived traditional practices to deal with ecological ruin and malnutrition.

GROWING CROPS had never been easy in Kashipur. Farmers practised shifting cultivation, depending on rains to produce whatever little was possible on the rocky slopes. But with onslaught of bauxite mining, large scale felling of forest trees and changing weather patterns, the going has got tougher.