Baranaja - Twelve Seeds of Sustainability

300 million farmers is a whole lot of famers. India is their home, making it the country with the largest number of small-scale food growers in the world. Most of these farmers own less than 2 acres of land and are highly vulnerable to climate change and rising input costs. Increased crop failures and indebtedness are pushing a lot of farmers in India out of farming. But in the Tehri Garwal region of Northern India, farmers continue to farm sustainably using a traditional rain fed farming practice called Baranaja. Baranaja is a Hindi word comprising of two words – Barah, which means twelve, and Anaja, which means grains. It is a practice of growing twelve or more native crops in a synergistic combination. These crops not only include food grains, but also oil seeds, pulses... read more
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