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Natural Farming at Aman Bagh Part III: 2014-2017

Our intensive farm operations continued, alongside a growing understanding of strategic issues. I started to understand the core message from Albert Howard and other natural farming pioneers: the forest is nature’s farm. No one waters the forest, no one manures … Continue reading

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Making Sense of A Fragmented World

I read Mihir Shah, agriculturist, in The Best of Times The Worst of Times in the Hindu newspaper (13 June 2017) on the agrarian unrest in parts of India earlier this year; and listened to P. Sainath, the face of … Continue reading

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A Movie on Aman Bagh. 2017

Aman Bagh (www.amanbagh.org) is an organic, natural farm on 6 acres in Mangar village, in south Haryana, India. This 20-minute movie was created from a powerpoint presentation made at a private forum in July 2017, and is therefore without a … Continue reading

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Vanya – a Food Forest in Madhya Pradesh, India

” The twin problems of soil degradation and erosion have plagued humanity since the dawn of agriculture…. When I considered the history of agriculture through a geological lens, I saw a boomerang effect – how we treat land determines how … Continue reading

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A Sustainable Village Life

Sustainable farming is variously called organic, natural, biodynamic or permaculture; all of which are overlapping methods and systems to feed ourselves mindfully. Each system brings something for a farmer and consumer to understand, absorb and practice. A sustainable agricultural life … Continue reading

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Agriculture Stagnates, Bharat Suffers

The annual Union Budget is a powerful indicator of the priorities of the government in power, and after this Budget presentation it is clear to all but the very partisan that the Narendra Modi Cabinet is clearly pro-urban and pro-corporate … Continue reading

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Breeding Invasions of a Different Kind

I recently watched “Breeding Invasions: Livestock At Stake” – a sensitive and thought provoking documentary produced by Anthra, an unusual organization “ …..of women veterinary scientists working primarily on issues of livestock development in the wider context of sustainable natural … Continue reading

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