Neelamma

Neelamma

Neelamma is a small farmer from Veerainathoddi village in Karnataka’s Ramanagara district. She owns 3 acres of land and her family, which comprises 6 members, depends on farming for their livelihoods. Neelamma has been a shareholder of Janadhanya Farmer Producer...
Rajamma

Rajamma

Rajamma On seed banks and seed conservation “One year, we could not find any DAP* in the local market. We went in search of it everywhere, but we found nothing. It was a very poor harvest that year, even though there were good rains. We had become dependent on outside...
Savantaiah

Savantaiah

Savantaiah Savantaiah advocates organic farming For 50-year-old Savantaiah, the Green Revolution and its promise of high yields through chemical inputs proved too good to be true. That is because within his own lifetime, he has witnessed the affects that chemicals...
Rudraswamy

Rudraswamy

Rudraswamy How PGS changed my life Rudraswamy sits on the porch of his neighbour’s home, on a bright summer day, talking about his life as a farmer. Like more than 50% of India’s labour force, his livelihood is in the agricultural sector. And like more than 70% of the...
Noorawanduswamy on PGS

Noorawanduswamy on PGS

Noorawanduswamy “I remember what it was like before, when I used to use chemicals,” recalls Noorawanduswamy. “I would come home dizzy with a headache and I would be ill for 2 to 3 days after that with a constant headache, unable to get out of bed.” After being...
Nagaraju K.M

Nagaraju K.M

Nagaraju K.M My journey to sustainability like his father before him, Nagaraju K.M is a well-respected farmer in the region of Kolagondanahalli, Ramanagara District. His many years of experiential learning first began with the lessons that his father taught him when...