TULLURAVU- Arangottukara Agriculture Festival

Seed and harvest festivals have come back to Kerala in the last one decade as part of the organic farming –sustainable agriculture movement in the state. The slow death of agri-culture that was happening in Kerala in the 1980s and 1990s resulted in sidelining traditional wisdom and loss of livelihoods especially in food production. The two festival  ...  read full article

Horticulturist by training Mrs Usha is the national coordinator of Save Our Rice campaign and have been working in the field of sustainable and ecological agriculture for the last 15 years- training farmers and youth

Organic Rice Marketing - Perspective from organic bazaar, Thanal, Thiruvananthapuram

The Organic bazaar run by Thanal in Trivandrum partners with the Save Our Rice Campaign in Kerala to market traditional rice varieties. Since the last few years the Campaign has been working on reviving traditional rice varieties and in the last three years the focus has also encompassed marketing and popularizing traditional rice among consumers.  ...  read full article

Horticulturist by training Mrs Usha is the national coordinator of Save Our Rice campaign and have been working in the field of sustainable and ecological agriculture for the last 15 years- training farmers and youth

The coup of the Kuruva

As a Malayalee growing up in Pune, I missed out on learning to read and write Malayalam. And also, on eating and enjoying the traditional red rices of Kerala. The white polished rice reigned over my diet for almost 40 years, until a health setback pushed me to start eating the Chembas and the Kuruvas. Today, I not only enjoy these rices, but advoca  ...  read full article

Ramesh Chandran is the Founder-Director of Anantha working towards promoting sustainability by building social enterprises and developing local entrepreneurs. Ramesh has corporate business experience
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Nel Thiruvizha 2017
11th Nel Thiruvizha is planned to be held from 17th -18th June 2017 at A R V Dhanalekshmi Auditorium at Thiruthooraipoondi, Tamilnadu. Exchange of traditional paddy seeds is the main highlight of the event. Exhibition of traditional paddy seeds, value added products etc will be there in the event. Also there will sharing of experience of Paddy farmers from almost all districts of Tamilnadu.
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