Millet brings a windfall


http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/millet-brings-a-windfall/article5435704.ece

A farmer of Muthukadu in Tamil Nadu has been harvesting a conventional minor millet “kuthiraivali” on his
fields recently.

The minor millet, with duration of 90 days, was raised on three acres of land and he is able to harvest an average 900 kg an acre.
“The kuthiraivali is a minor millet which can be raised on any dry land or wasteland,” says farmer Appavu Balandar.

The crop requires minimum
irrigation facility and is suited for
areas with less or poor rainfall in
the district, he says. It could
withstand drought-prone conditions up to 45 days. Against an investment of Rs. 2,500, the crop is expected to fetch prospective returns anywhere between Rs.11,000 and Rs.15,000 depending
upon the demand in the market as the produce was priced between Rs. 15 and Rs. 20 a kg, according to Appavu .

The crop was being revived through an initiative by Rose, a non-governmental organisation, which has been motivating farmers to re-discover the conventional crops which were raised in this part of the region.
According to Appavu, it could be raised as an alternative to paddy.

The crop is free from any pest
attack or disease. Less expenditure on cultivation and labour were the major advantages of this minor millet. There was a growing demand for the millet as it could be utilised for various dishes on the lines of rice.

Sardar patel organic farm


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Seed saving


I think the practice of saving seeds is due for a revival. Seed saving is rewarding in so many ways. It’s very easy.  If you find yourself smitten by it, there are ways you can get more expert about it. However, even a little seed saving is an empowering and powerful thing to do.

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seed saving

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Jadav Payeng Of Assam – The Man Who Grew His Own Forest



A little over 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadav “Molai” Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in northern India’s Assam region to grow a refuge for wildlife. Not long after, he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he moved to the site where he could work full-time creating a lush new forest ecosystem. Incredibly, the spot today hosts a sprawling 1,360 acre of jungle that Payeng planted single-handedly.

Read the full article here: Jadav Payeng Of Assam – The Man Who Grew His Own Forest | In search of Greener Pastures.

and here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=216605465149445&set=a.207233416086650.53652.206783812798277&type=1&ref=nf

Allan Savory: How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change | Video on TED.com


Allan Savory: How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change | Video on TED.com.

What if more grazing animals and not less, can reverse desertification of the world’s grasslands? What if nature has designed a symbiotic relationship between animals and plants in a way that abundance of one leads to abundance of the other? A compelling talk that sheds a totally new light on the global warming conversation

Green Gold – Documentary by John D. Liu


“It’s possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems.” Environmental film maker John D. Liu documents large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East, highlighting the enormous benefits to people and planet of undertaking these efforts globally.

Green Gold – Documentary by John D. Liu – YouTube (47 mins long)

Millets


Millets – Future of food and farming
A comprehensive report on traditional foodgrains that give resilience and decentralisation to food security. (ebook, pdf)

green shaving with aloe vera


How to shave with aloe vera in your home…