Enterprising woman farmer charts a path to prosperity

From Village Square, author Shreeya Bhagwat –  “More income with less seeds? We’ve been farming for generations. Never have I heard anything so crazy,” her husband mocked. “I convinced him and planted the seeds in five gunthas. Unlike the 100 kg we used to get with the traditional method, I harvested 250 kg, that too… Continue reading Enterprising woman farmer charts a path to prosperity

These Brave Women Running Rural India

By Moin Qazi, Daily O (See original article) Women are the mainstay of small-scale agriculture, the farm labour force and day-to-day family subsistence. The biggest myth is that the rural woman is part of her land’s wealth. Yes, but only to the extent of generating it. They don’t own land but produce secondary crops, gather… Continue reading These Brave Women Running Rural India

Seeds of Success

By Chris Hufstader, Oxfam America (See original post) Khek Koeu must have been having trouble sleeping at night. Underneath her house were stacks of rice in 50-kilogram bags. She and her daughter grew about a third of it, and they bought the rest after the last harvest. They will sell it later, hopefully at a… Continue reading Seeds of Success

A Champion organic SRI farmer in Cambodia

Ms. Nhem Sovannary, a farmer in Po Preah Sang village, Taphem commune, Tramkak district, Takeo province, was awarded first prize in 2013 and third prize in 2014 during the SRI national competitions, organized by CEDAC. She has 1.5 ha of rice fields, 800 m2 homegarden, 8 cattle, 100 chickens and a biogas. Read the full… Continue reading A Champion organic SRI farmer in Cambodia

It’s the Most Vulnerable Who Are Hit First and Worst

We used to think about the impacts of global warming as something happening in the distant future. But the reality is that communities around the world are dealing with it today. From Ethiopia to Bangladesh, from Peru to our own Gulf Coast, we have witnessed the shocking damage from droughts, floods, and extreme weather associated… Continue reading It’s the Most Vulnerable Who Are Hit First and Worst

Woman farmer honoured for record rice yield

As part of a drive to encourage farmers to adopt the system of rice intensification (SRI) technique of paddy cultivation, District Collector C. Samayamoorthy on Monday honoured a woman farmer from the district who had won a national award for having achieved a record yield. The woman farmer T. Amalarani of Vasudevanallur in the district,… Continue reading Woman farmer honoured for record rice yield