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Browsing Archive: July, 2018

Odisha, India, to Promote Organic Farming in Joint Effort with United Nations Environment Programme

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, July 27, 2018, In : going organic 


BHUBANESHWAR: The Odisha government and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have decided to collaborate to promote organic farming in the state.

Executive director of UNEP, Erik Solheim met chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the state secretariat on Friday and discussed the scope of organic farming in Odisha.

There is a lot of scope for organic farming in Odisha for which the state government is interested in sustainable and climate resilient organic agriculture. Organic farming should be...


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Organic Farms in India

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, July 27, 2018, In : going organic 
The Best Organic Farms to Visit in India

Although organic farming is a controversial concept in India, it has been saving many farmer lives and gaining prominence with city dwellers. Thankfully, some have taken it upon themselves to produce or support farmers who produce crops without the use of genetically modified organisms, artificial fertilisers, pesticides and livestock feed additives. Here are the best organic farms where you can get fresh, unadulterated produce from in India



Full article: https://theculturetrip.com/asia/india/...
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Sikkim: the First and Only Fully Organic State in India

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, July 27, 2018, In : going organic 
Sikkim is the first and only fully organic state of India. From adopting new farming practices to harvesting low yields initially and farmers having to come up against losses, it took 13 difficult years for the second-smallest state of India to achieve this feat. Today, showers of accolades have been pouring in from all over the world. Here are some of the sought-after organic products you can find in Sikkim

Full article: https://theculturetrip.com/asia/india/articles/heres-what-indias-only-10...

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Localization as the Only Avenue to Bring Ecocides to an End

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, July 13, 2018, In : Re-embodiments politics 

Challenging Authoritarianism: the prospect of localization

By Helena Norberg-Hodge

We urgently need widespread awareness of the big picture of economic deregulation and its impacts on our communities and personal lives. It is only ignorance about this system that enables the pseudo-solutions of Trump, Brexit, Duterte and others to gain strength, even as the global economic system marches onwards, unfettered. Despite the fact that these right-wing political forces are often branded as “anti-gl...


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Indian Small Farmer's Keep Being the Target of US Agribusinesses

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, July 13, 2018, In : Press artricles 

India could take the lead in regenerative organic farming given the large amount of small farmers --though undoubtably descending over the last decades-- who could turn into masters for the rest of us. However, right the opposite is underway:  American agribusinesses, with their fertilisers, pesticides, weedicides and patented GM seeds keep seeing India as the perfect target. Indian officials and World Bank loans --under the 'Enabling the Business of Agriculture' scheme-- pave the respective ...


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