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)

Appropriate education for Adivasi children – the Vidyodaya School model at Gudalur

How the education work began – an introduction Kadichankolli, 1991 – The first ‘school’ begins in this village. The teacher, Raji, is from the village. The medium of instruction is `Bettakurumba’.  One would wonder what the significance of this is. … Continue reading

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The Dhodia community: Celebrating history and legends through songs and storytelling – Gujarat

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Diversification of Livelihoods: Transforming relations within the Yanadi (a formerly asset-less coastal community) – Andhra Pradesh

The case study was prepared by Dr. Sophia J D, Principal Scientist, MSSRF, Chennai | To read the full paper, click here >> Background The growing human population all along the coastal zone is vulnerable to cyclones, storm surges and … Continue reading

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Contribution of Tribal Society to Modern Medicine – “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Abstract 4: Contribution of Tribal Society to Modern Medicine Paper presented for “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi  ARUN KUMAR ORAON Centre for Indo-Pacific Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi KEYWORDS: TRIBE, INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE, AYURVEDA, … Continue reading

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Tips | Nature, wildlife and more

“Gandhi believed that giving more importance, value and relevance to practical skills, and applying traditional knowledge to solving day-to-day problems were essential for the development of rural India.” – Bunker Roy, the founder of Barefoot College, which helps rural communities becomes … Continue reading

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