Wednesday, 14 November 2018

[Interview] Kerala agriculture minister: Organic and natural farming will give farmers self reliance and climate resilience

In mid-August 2018 there was a massive flood in Kerala. Two years ago, the state went through a drought. In an interview to Mongabay-India, Kerala Agriculture Minister V.S. Sunil Kumar said that the state will move to organic and natural farming to strengthen farmers' self reliance and climate resilience. MORE ... 

A farmer returns home from his fields. 

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Kerala floods: Time for introspection and amends as the water recedes

In middle of August 2018, Kerala had a once-in-a-century floods. The sorrow and suffering will be wasted if there isn't improved environmental understanding. MORE ... 

The cascade of dams in the Chalakudy, Periyar and Pampa river valleys.

Kole Birders: Learning habitat conservation from the birds

They have different day jobs, but they have one passion in common. They love to watch and photograph birds. Starting from this hobby, this group of citizen scientists have contributed some of the best bird surveys in the country. MORE ...

Birdwatchers in the midst of the kole fields. Photo by Kole Birders.