Awareness Program on Uncultivated Food with students of Kairodoli Medium School, Littipara Block, Pakur District, Jharkhand, 26th July 2019

Pilathus Malto On the Friday the 26th of July an awareness program on the Uncultivated Food of the Paharias was organised for the school children of Kairodoli Medium School. 43 school children, 32 girls and 11 boys, accompanied by their teacher Anil Kumar Malto, were taken to Kathalpara’s forest to explore some of the different […]

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Awareness Program on Uncultivated Food with students of Kathalpara Medium School, Littipara Block, Pakur District, Jharkhand, 25th July 2019

Pilathus Malto On the 25th of July an awareness program on the Uncultivated Food of the Paharias was organised for the school children of Kathalpara Medium School. 30 school children, 5 girls and 25 boys, accompanied by their teacher Ravi Kumar Das, were taken to Kathalpara’s forest where village elder Rama Paharia showed the children […]

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Awareness Program on Uncultivated Food with students of Samelibhatta Primary School, Podi Block, Korba District, Chhatisgarh, 24th July 2019.

Ramakant Jaiswal and Tiharu Birhor On the 24th of July 2019, an awareness program on the Uncultivated Food of the Birhors was organised for the school children of Samelibhatta Primary School in Podi Block, Korba District Chhattisgarh. The students were taken for a forest trail, by village elders, to explore the rich diversity of uncultivated […]

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Awareness Program on Uncultivated Food with Kamar School Children – 19th July 2019, Bhattadighi Primary School, Gariyaband District, Chhattisgarh

Basant Soni and Dhasay Sori On the 19th of July 2019 the UD fellows of Gariyaband District, Chhattisgarh conducted an awareness program on uncultivated food with the children of Bhattadighi Primary School, Kuladighat Panchayat, Gariyaband District, Chhattisgarh. The school children accompanied by their teacher Pitambar Singh Banchir were taken on a forest trail by village […]

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Training Program on Ecological Farming at Besrajhar Village, Gariyaband District, Chhattisgarh – 7th July 2019

Basant Soni and Dhansay Sori On Sunday the 7th of July, 2019 a one day training program on Ecological Farming was organised at the Kamar village of Besrajhar, Kuladighat Panchayat, Gariyaband District, Chhattisgarh.   A total of 54 villagers, 35 men and 19  women, from Besrajhar and other neighbouring Kamar villages participated in the program. […]

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Seed Distribution to Kamar Families for Kitchen Gardens and Mixed Cropping – Matal Village, Gariyaband District, Chhattisgarh, 3rd July 2019

Basant Soni and Dhansay Sori On the 3rd of July 2019 the UD fellows of Gariyaband District, Chhattisgarh distributed vegetable seeds and seeds of traditional crops to the Kamar families of Matal (Rajadera) village, Kuladighat Panchayat, Gariyaband District, Chhattisgarh. Vegetable seeds were distributed to 15 families for cultivation in Kitchen gardens and seeds of traditional […]

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Kitchen Garden Training Program, Chota Pokharia Village, Littipara Block, Pakur District, Jharkhand, 8th June 2019

Pilathus Malto On the 8th of June 2019 a one-day training program on Kitchen Gardens was organised at Chotta Pokharia village. The program was attended by 83 villagers from Chotta Pokharia and neighbouring villages. Training on best practices for Kitchen Gardens was provided by Sudayal Sah. Sudayal Sah provided practical demonstrations on a variety of […]

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Inter Community Seed Exchange – Amanara village, Dharmjaigarh Block, Raigarh District, Chhattisgarh

By Tiharu Birhor, Ramakant and Basant Soni On the 17th of May 2019 Using Diversity fellows Tiharu Birhor and Ramakant from Korba District and Basant Soni from Gariyaband District, Chhattisgarh visited Bhawru Ram Hansda at his village Amanara. Bharwru is a Using Diversity Network community fellow who has been responsible for the implementation of the […]

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Sample plot for Traditional crops – Pillur

By Chandran R. and Ramachandran K.G In Pillurnadu, Erula people are gradually moving away from the farming of traditional crops. There are several reasons for this change. Free availability of food items from the ration shop, change in climate and change in community’s attitude towards agriculture are some of the reasons given by the community […]

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Oottulsavam (Feast Festival) – Nedunkayam Pania Hamlet, Nilambur, Kerala

By Sunilkumar N and Ramachandran K G A special festival was held at Nedunkayam Paniya hamlet, in Nilambur of Kerala from April 16th to 20th 2019. This festival is called either ‘Oottulsavam’ (feast festival) or ‘Daiva koduthi’ (offering to Gods) in Paniya dialect. Paniya elders stated that, two to three decades ago, the festival had […]

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