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Smallholders need to associate with technology along with organic farming

Feeding the world is a huge challenge for humankind. The demand for food is increased whereas the land is shrinking day by day. Most of the food systems are unsustainable, and the environmental challenges adding even more complexity to the situation. India is primarily an agrarian economy and agriculture and allied sector is the largest employer in the country. But the majority of them are small and marginal farmers. Out of the total land holding

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Naga women making a sustainable future through farming

“Though small initiative, we are in the process of acquiring new skills from each other and happy to put forward our learning in every possible way”, says Mrs. Kygum, President of Pada Women Farmers Club from Jalukie village under Peren District in Nagaland. The PADA women farmers club won first prize in organic Mela exhibition at Jalukie town organized by ATMA (Agricultural Technology Management Agency) and received Rs 5000/- cash prize. Six

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Thulir cluster programme sows the seed for political consciousness

Dindigul Multipurpose Social Service Society (DMSSS) has planned to train 2935 women SHG members belonging to 241 groups on leadership and local self-governance. They are living in 142 villages coming under 64 Panchayats and 8 blocks of Dindigul District. Dr. G. Palanithurai, Chair of Panchayati Raj Studies (Rtd), Gandhigram Rural Institute has volunteered to be the mentor. “We do not know when the local body elections will be held but nevertheless,

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Cyclone Titli: Caritas India reaching out to the most affected people with relief materials

Jayanti Gomango and her husband Saiti Gomango reside in the periphery of Laxmipur village along with their children and grandchildren. Two small kuccha rooms serve as a refuge for this family of six belonging to the Soura tribe. On the night of October 11, the heavy winds and rainfall swept away the tin and smashed the humble dwelling, damaging all her household belongings. Cyclone Titli, which made landfall near Gopalpur in Odisha with surface wind

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The Exhibition on Food Sovereignty Opens the World of Organic Products

Exhibitors displayed range of minor-major millet seeds, grains, uncultivated vegetables, dry vegetables, herbal medicines, fruits, forest produce at the pavilion organized during the programme review of Saksham. The programme aimed at strengthening the existing agriculture is able to revive traditional agriculture systems for steady food supply for tribal communities. It was the third and final Saksham programme review of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty

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The act of voluntary service for children

“It is not a burden, because they are our children”, answered Bhalang John, when asked about his voluntary service in Lunmangkara Secondary School, at Risiang Village. Risiang falls around 18-20 km from the Nongstoin town in Meghalaya. There is hardly any road to reach the village. Bhalang hails from there. Lunmangkara Secondary School has 400 students from class one to ten and only eight teachers. Four teachers from the primary section are paid

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Use of ICT4D in emergencies and development

Caritas India was part of a week-long training on ICT4D in Bangkok, Thailand organised from 22nd to 26th October 2018. The training saw members from Mongolia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh and Austria come together to learn about the importance of information, communication and technology in the field of emergencies and development under the European-Asian partnership for building capacities in Humanitarian Action II (PEACH-2)

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Future of food sovereignty in Northeast India

Scientists, academicians, bureaucrats, and social workers across Northeast India met at Guwahati, Assam to discuss sustainable agriculture and food sovereignty of the region. Representatives from different organization shared their experiences from different programmes across Northeast India that could contribute towards the consultation objective of making Northeast a sustainable and food sovereign region. A one-and-a-half-day regional consultation

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