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  • From Kitchen Garden to Community Dairy; Kujoli Village’s Path to Self-Sustenance
    The mountainous community has been at the receiving end of numerous hardships and health issues. Underweight and malnourished children, anaemic girls and increasing immunity deficiency amongst women are just a few problems amidst the mountain of critical health problems that affect the members of mountainous communities. With an increasing reliance on the consumer market and the produce that is obtained through extensive inorganic farming, these problems have worsened even more. Noodles, Maggie,…
  • Fishery, Nursery and integrated farming practices boosting Nutrition in Malyalgaon
    One of the significant problems faced by remote villages of the mountainous regions is their increased distance to a readily functional health care center. Added to this the reduction in balanced diets with more fast foods dominating the everyday cuisines especially amongst children nutrition has become a key concern in these areas. As such to build the immunity of the people of these regions in order to fight ward off illnesses and other health related issues,…
  • Community Seed Bank- An effort in Govindpur (Uttarakhand)
    Seed banks have for generations been a crucial resource for storage and conservation of germplasm. Our ancestors from the beginning of agriculture and domesticity ensured that they always stored some seeds with them. The reasons behind these were not only social or spiritual but also scientific. Seeds are the primary resource that enable any form of plant growth within the soil, and a lack of them or an unavailability would result in no plant or crop growth.…
  • Promoting Traditional Recipes
    The growth and health of women and children in the mountainous regions such as the villages in the hills of Uttarakhand has been in a steady state of decline. Anemia amongst women and stunting in children has become a common sight in mountainous regions as nutrition has taken a hard hit. This has chiefly been a result of the nutrition deficient diet that has overwhelmed the traditional cuisines that were known for their rich iron, protein and other mineral and vitamin content.…
  • Small Steps Leading to a Big Change
    Farming has been a challenge especially for the farmers in mountainous regions of Uttarakhand due to the immense water scarcity for irrigation of crops and the rampant animal menace. In the conventional way of making manure majority of the farming community was using semi-decomposed manure in their fields.…
  • Livelihood Generation & Improvement through Diverse Agricultural Activities - Jaman Singh’s Tale of Success
    The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the various livelihood opportunities all over the world. While modern avenues of career opportunities are shrinking and a process of reverse migration towards mountainous regions is underway, Mr. Jaman Singh stands out as a model of utmost inspiration. Mr. Singh who hails from Karchooli village in the Tarikhet block,…
  • Breaking the Myths surrounding Feminine Hygiene - Deepa enlightens the Women of Digoti
    The topic of feminine hygiene, within that menstrual hygiene in particular has for long been seen as a taboo in India. The issue is so severe that approximately 60% of women in the country are annually diagnosed with vaginal and urinary tract diseases and infections all due to poor menstrual hygiene.…
  • Poultry Farming showing hopes for betterment - A story from Dadgalia(Uttarakhand) village
    Erratic rainfall, scattered holding, low production of pulses and financial constraints have emerged as key factors because of which certain villages of certain mountainous regions have suffered in incorporating protein rich food in their diet. With an increase in awareness about the importance of nutrition, backyard poultry farming, once practised by people of a specific caste, has increasingly gained popularity across the community. Hema Devi and Janki Devi,…
  • Dalmoti village regaining faith on Agriculture
    The time when rural community losing its interest in agriculture in hilly areas due to animal menace and scattered small land holdings, Mr Gopal Singh Adhikari popularly known as Gopal Da successfully mobilized the community to rejuvenate the farm land and make it income generating. Initially he himself started growing vegetables instead of wheat and paddy. During rainy season he started growing surplus produce to sell it in the market.…
  • Menace of Waste
    MI1.jpgDuring F2F, several issues were emerged out during the discussions. The issue of waste was the highlight for all the community since the agriculture communities were facing a lot of challenges due to the lack of awareness on the ill effects of plastic waste. The proper disposal was the major concern for every community since they were already experiencing the plastic disposal in the water system and in agriculture land.…

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