English Publications


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Investing in indifenous Knowledge



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An Impact study Mahila Kisan Shashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP)
PIA-Green Foundation Bengaluru Ramanagara & Chitradurga Districts Karnataka Period May 2011-March 2015
Biocontrol Pest and Disease Management
Online tool for pest and desease management

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Living on the Edge
Women, agrobiodiversity and livelihoods
-Vanaja Ramprasad

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Community initiatives as good practice
Policy Papers
Women Reclaim Our Seeds
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Community Seed Bank- A policy paper
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Participatory Guarantee System- A policy paper
Day and Night Cannot Dwell Together: The Human Strand in the Web of Life  

Loss of community knowledge and genetic resources due to the negative impact of mainstream R&D policies

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Community initiatives as good practice

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Farmer Breeders - Stewards or Owners?

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Organic farming

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Swasth Anubhav
Investing in Indigenous Knowledge:

farmers of India have centuries old indigenous knowledge that has been preserved in oral tradition. This knowledge holds important clues to alternate sustainable management and agricultural practices that may have great relevance for future generations. This publication documents that knowledge and explores role it plays in the conservation of biodiversity, highlighting the Participatory Crop Improvement initiatives that have been undertaken by GREEN through its 15 year history.
  Seed to food:

this documents the growth of the GREEN Foundation, from its initial research and experimentation stages to the organization that it is today, impacting more than 2400 farmers and their families in various agroclimatic zones of Karnataka. It reveals the challenges, triumphs and initiatives that have shaped the Foundation's work and ethos.


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Seed Quest:

as its name suggests, this publication provides an insight into GREEN Foundation's quest to understanding the rich agrobiodiversity of Karnatka. It highlights various indigenous seed varieties that have been found and re-introduced in the state's agro-climatic zones and provides a detailed account of the characteristics of these varieties that make them so well suited to their respective local areas.


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Banking on Seeds:

This publication showcases GREEN's pioneering efforts in biodiversity conservation through the initiative of Community Seed Banks (CSBs). It showcases the various strategies that have been successful in the creation and sustainability of CSBs and their role in providing farmers with free and easy access to indigenous seeds as well as strengthening their food security . It also highlights the Community Seed Bank Network that was established in collaboration with NGOs across the state in order to introduce CSBs in other communities and explores the various advantages of the CSB for the community.


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Sustainable Agricultural Practices:

This documents the various organic farming and sustainable practices GREEN introduces to farmers in its training sessions. It gives detailed, step-by-step procedures to various farming practices such as seed treatment and storage techniques, organic manure and herbal pesticide preparations, improved agricultural practices such as System of Rice Intensification (SRI) etc.


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Hidden Harvests:
this publication explores the links between biodiversity and its impact on food security not just of the small scale and marginal farmer, but of the world. Citing examples from GREEN's own experience, it makes a strong case for sustainable practices that conserve biodiversity and warns against the long term consequences of adopting technologies such as those introduced by the 'Green Revolution', as they break down Nature' complex ecosystems in the name of increased productivity.
  Fostering Fodder:
a large variety of fodder species is documented in this publication. It shows the fodder quality of various tree and crop species, detailing their characteristics and importance as a source of fodder.
  Rediscovering Foxtail Millet:
millets have long been consumed as a major nutritional source. However, over the past few decades, their cultivation and subsequent inclusion in the diet has fast declined. Yet millet cultivation can greatly strengthen the food security of households as they are resistant to drought, pest and disease. This publication highlights numerous indigenous varieties of the foxtail millet, detailing the best cultivation practices. It provides an insight into land preparation, sowing, inter-cultivation, seed selection techniques, among other methods, for the successful cultivation of the foxtail millet.
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Feeding the Nation:
this is a presentation of India's agricultural biodiversity. It showcases varieties of millet and sorghum and highlights different aspects of India's agricultural history.
  Seeds of the Future:
this is a result of the experiential learning of GREEN in its early years. It is a catalogue of various indigenous crop varieties with descriptions of their characteristics.
Seed catalogue: 2010
Janadhanya Seed Savers: Janadhanya is a farmer's society, initiated by GREEN in an effort to empower the small scale and marginal farmers to conserve seeds. The catalogue lists the various indigenous seed varieties currently being conserved by the farmers' society.
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