Tag: regenerative agriculture

// 22.11.23

Have you heard of biochar?

Written by Henry Stanley Mbowa   First, what is biochar?   Biochar is an organic fertilizer made from biodegradable waste materials through aerobic combustion in a barrel. The biodegradable materials used include domestic and garden wastes such as dry banana leaves, tree leaves, kitchen waste, maize cobs, beans shells, and plant trimmings. Other elements included in the process are sticks, […]

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By Natividad
// 02.10.23

Advancing regenerative agriculture through the Green Transformation Pathways Project

Article by Marina Vara Gutiérrez (Regenerative Agriculture expert at AidEnvironment) What a journey it is being part of the Green Transformation Pathways (GTP) project in India! The GTP project is rooted in four pillars: regenerative agriculture, natural resources management, local economy, and women’s centrality. In September 2023, as part of the regenerative agriculture workstream developed for the project, Ruben Borge […]

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By Natividad
// 11.06.23

Regenerative Agriculture: Green Future Farming Gains

Regenerative agriculture trainings + Biogas installations = Improved coffee yields  Article by Uganda Team Regenerative agriculture is a farming and grazing practice that, among other benefits, reverses climate change by rebuilding soil organic matter and restoring degraded soil biodiversity.   Moses Wanasolo is a resident of Masira sub-county and a member of the Masira farmer network in Bulambuli. He is […]

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By Natividad
// 16.01.23

Towards a better understanding of systems change: 2nd GTP partners meeting in Jabalpur, India

Article by Marina Vara Gutiérrez The Green Transformation Pathways (GTP) project is an ambitious initiative that aims to create a vibrant rural economy in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand in India. Funded by the IKEA Foundation and implemented through a consortium of four organizations – Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN), Foundation for Ecological Security (FES), MetaMeta, and […]

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By Natividad
// 19.12.22

Designing regenerative cropping patterns to improve soil health 

Blog article by Marina Vara Gutiérrez, Regenerative Agriculture Expert, AidEnvironment  The Indian government’s agricultural policies are primarily focused on the promotion of conventional agriculture, on monocropping production schemes paired with chemical agricultural inputs into the food production system. These practices have led to an increasing soil health and fertility problem in India over the last few decades. In light of […]

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By Natividad
// 12.12.22

Promoting bio-resource centers as a model to improve soil health and fertility

Article by Marina Vara Gutiérrez, Regenerative agriculture expert, AidEnvironment   India has seen rapid growth in the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides over the last decade as the country’s population increased. The states of Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand, although traditionally lagging behind the use of chemical and mechanized agriculture, have not been an exception to this trend, especially in […]

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By Natividad
// 05.12.22

World Soil Day 2022 – Healthy soil for more sustainable food production

5 DECEMBER 2022 Celebrating World Soil Day Article by Marina Vara Gutiérrez, Regenerative agriculture expert, AidEnvironment  Soil nutrition loss is one of the major degradation processes threatening food production and it is widely recognized among the most important problems for food security and sustainable food production at a global scale. World Soil Day 2022 centers on the theme ‘’Soils: where […]

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By Natividad
// 11.11.22

A conversation with Sumitra Devi: the regenerative agriculture pioneer

Authors: Akanksha Mishra (PRADAN), Meghna Mukherjee (MetaMeta Research), and Marina Vara Gutiérrez (Aidenvironment).   Meet Sumitra Devi. She hails from Chatugada village in the Bokaro district of Jharkhand. Since 2007, PRADAN started promoting self-help groups (a self-help group is an intermediary financial institution usually composed of 12 to 25 local women. The main idea was to ease access to credit […]

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By Judith Knibbe
// 04.11.22

Conversation with Shobha Tiwari: A champion of tribal land rights

Authors: Anushree Mitra (MetaMeta Research), Meghna Mukherjee (MetaMeta Research), Poulomi Mallick (PRADAN)   Meet Shobha Tiwari. Though she hails from Chattisgarh state in India, she has lived and worked in Samnapur Block, Dindori district of Madhya Pradesh (MP), for most of her life. After her post-graduation, she was preparing for her Master’s in Philosophy when she joined Ekta Parishad[1] (an […]

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By Judith Knibbe
// 28.10.22

A conversation with Meera Devi: A businesswoman

Article by: Meghna Mukherjee (MetaMeta Research), Shubham Jain (MetaMeta Research), Vinitika Lal (PRADAN)     Meet Meera Devi from Kutela Gram in Dindori District in Madhya Pradesh, India. Meera has been running a Bio-Resource Centre (BRC), which makes and supplies organic inputs like biofertilizers and bio-pesticides. A BRC is a small organization promoted by PRADAN, an NGO working in the […]

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By Judith Knibbe
// 21.10.22

A conversation with Bimla Kujur: The Samvidhan Saathi

Article by: Vinitika Lal (PRADAN), Arpan Mondal (MetaMeta Research), Meghna Mukherjee (MetaMeta Research), and Iqra Khan (PRADAN)       Meet Bimla Kujur. Bimla hails from Marcha-Dautoli, a small village in India in Marcha Panchayat, Torpa Block, Jharkhand. Bimla has been working as a Samvidhan Saathi (literally translates to Constitution companion) for the last year, in the field of local […]

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By Natividad
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// 15.10.22

Do we ever wonder “who grows our food?” 

CELEBRATING THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF RURAL WOMEN  October 15, 2022 Article by: Marina Vara Gutierrez (Aidenvironment), Vinitika Lal (PRADAN) and Meghna Mukherjee (MetaMeta) Do we ever wonder “who grows our food?”  Today, the 15th of October, we are celebrating the International Day of Rural Women (IDRW). The idea to celebrate International Day of Rural Women was put forward by international […]

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By Natividad
// 18.12.20

Green Future Farming in Elgon Uganda

In November, The Green Future Farming project for Elgon Region in Uganda was launched by AidEnvironment, the Ministry of Water and Environment, and the Chief Administrative Officers for Kapchorwa, Kween, and Bukwo Districts. It is part of a wider program in East Africa to combat problems of declining soil fertility and water resources through landscape improvement, and local value chain […]

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By AidEnvironment
// 02.10.20

Green Future Farming for dynamic rural economies in East Africa

Green Future Farming is a four-year project by a consortium of AidEnvironment, MetaMeta, and Justdiggit, supported by IKEA Foundation, to show how regenerative agriculture can benefit both farmers and the environment in three different landscapes in Uganda, Ethiopia, and Kenya. Green Future Farming combines investment in landscape restoration and management, mainstreams regenerative agriculture, and strengthens local value chains to make rural economies more […]

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