Category Archives: Health and nutrition

Public health and food security depend on citizens’ willingness to “use and share resources in a sustainable and equitable manner”. The nation’s “primary conservers” – often tribal farmers – are now seen as guardians of biological diversity (Genome Saviour Award); and entitled to protection under the law known as Biodiversity Act. – M S Swaminathan, the scientist who established a research foundation (MSSRF) with proceeds from the First World Food Prize (1987)

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India’s representative at the 2007 United Nations General Assembly affirmed his government’s commitment promotion and protection of indigenous peoples’ rights | Learn more >>

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Revival of interest in traditional folk medicine: Medicinal plants reported with the help of the Paliyar community (Theni district) – Tamil Nadu

Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by Paliyar tribals in Theni district of Tamil Nadu, India.[My paper] S Ignacimuthu, M Ayyanar, K SankarasivaramanEntomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai-600 034, Tamil Nadu, India. An ethnobotanical survey was carried out among the Paliyar tribals … Continue reading

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Putting an end to exploitation: The Halpati women who don’t want financial help from anybody – Gujarat

Of Spice & Spirit: 24-YO Quits Cushy Job to Double Income of Gujarat Tribe! Jovita Aranha, The Better India, 3 July 2018 Turn the pages of history, and it will narrate the plight of the Halpatis of Gujarat, one of … Continue reading

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Video | Inherited knowledge and its value for modern healthcare: “The country can learn much from the beauty of Adivasi social practices, their culture of sharing and respect for all”

Learn from M S Swaminathan – a world renowned scientist – how biological diversity contributes to public health, people’s livelihood and environmental security in addition to food security: his call on Indian citizens to use and share resources in a more … Continue reading

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In support of India’s tribal women: Find information provided on Government and NGO websites

Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed. Empowering women and girls is the only way to protect … Continue reading

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