Mongabay series: Conserving Agro-biodiversity

The Conserving Agrobiodiversity series looks at a gamut of stories from the fields of India -- from technological advances to traditional knowledge, from saving seeds to modifying them -- all focussed towards protecting the diversity of crops and food we eat and efforts to ensure food security for generations to come. In the quest to feed a burgeoning population, India's agriculture is scrambling for ways to keep up production in the face of climate change and livelihood challenges. Whether it is going back to basic natural farming methods, unlocking genetic diversity of primary crops or bringing traditional grains back into vogue, institutions and individuals across the country and working on new and old ways of conserving agrobiodiversity.  

Making children resilient to droughts

Can nutritionally diverse cropping systems make India’s children resilient to future drought-linked stunting? According to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the…
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