ULLURAVU- Arangottukara Agriculture Festival

By Ushakumari S On 21 Mar 2017 | Category : Agriculture

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

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

By Ushakumari S On 1 Jul 2014 | Category : Agriculture

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

The coup of the Kuruva

By Ramesh Chandran On 1 Jul 2014 | Category : Nature

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

Red Rice Marketing - The Story From Karnataka

By Sreemathi G On 1 Jul 2014 | Category : Agriculture

It all began with farmers like Sadashivu selling 10, 20, 30 kilograms of rice in 2003, from there the marketing of traditional red rice varieties has come a long way in Karnataka. The quantity of rice sold through the Save our Rice Campaign in Karnataka in 2013 crossed 100 tonnes. However, we realize that even this is a drop in the ocean of rice ma ... read full article