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  • Cropping Cycle, Food Insecurity and Nutrition Status among Small Holder Farmers: An Evidence from Tribal Dominated Region of India
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    Cropping Cycle, Food Insecurity and Nutrition Status among Small Holder Farmers: An Evidence from Tribal Dominated Region of India

    TARINA action research findings presented at the 4th Asian Population Association (APA) Conference, Shanghai, China Asian Population Association (APA), the largest population and demography association in Asia drawing expertise from all over the globe and linkage with other professional associations has organized 4th Asian Pop... Read More

  • Climate information services for resilient decision making  by women smallholders in Chhattisgarh
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    Climate information services for resilient decision making by women smallholders in Chhattisgarh

    CARE India with support from AXA has been implementing Where the Rain Falls (WtRF) project in 40 villages of Bagicha and Pathalgaon blocks of Jashpur district, Chhattisgarh. The project aims to increase the resilience of 3000 tribal women and their households to shocks and stresses around water and improve their access, control, and management of natural resources... Read More

  • Working in the Unorganised Sector
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    Working in the Unorganised Sector

    Any normal day in an average Indian middle-class household cannot be imagined without the domestic worker carrying out daily chores for the household. The domestic worker is an essential part of the household, and an integral one, that it is hard to carry out everyday proceedings without them. If one picks up elementary education books, one can easily spot the profess... Read More

  • Improved Cooking Stove- Bringing Hope in Lives of Many
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    Improved Cooking Stove- Bringing Hope in Lives of Many

    In a widow’s story of love, loss, and renewal Dianne Dettmann says, “I realised, it is not the time that heals, but what we do within that time that creates positive change.” It is really interesting how the plight of widows transcends the borders of geograph... Read More

  • ICS – A helping hand for a woman in her old age
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    ICS – A helping hand for a woman in her old age

    70 years old Natu Pradhan, belongs to Paburia Gram Panchayat, Kandhamal district. She was married at a very young age to a man whose first wife had passed away leaving two small children. After getting married, Natu got so busy raising her step children that she never thought of having her own child. But, as the children grew up they failed to accept Natu as their mot... Read More

  • Clean Energy and Gender Transformative Change
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    Clean Energy and Gender Transformative Change

    Nearly 70% of India’s population lives in villages. Lack of resources and energy poverty are primary reasons of why people spend their lives in deprivation. Consumption of traditional sources of energy, like firewood, negatively affects the growth and health of girls and women and makes them prone to many health hazards. One such village where this problem is quite ... Read More

  • Changing Lives with Agricultural Interventions
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    Changing Lives with Agricultural Interventions

    Anila Deewan is a woman farmer from Chandagarh village of Pathalgaon block, Jashpur district, Chhattisgarh. Her family is completely dependent on agriculture for their living. Earlier a major part of her income was invested in the procurement of inputs for agriculture like purchasing seeds, fertilizers and pesticides, etc. She took a loan of approximately INR 20000 fo... Read More

  • The Story of a Decision Maker
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    The Story of a Decision Maker

    Chandravati Portai, a mother of two children belongs to Khakata village, Jashpur district in Chhattisgarh. She is a member of the Village Development Committee (VDC) that is promoted under CARE India’s ‘Where the Rain Falls’ project. A few years back her left her dependent on her maternal family to sustain herself and her children. Although Chandravati had al... Read More

  • The Climate Heroine of India
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    The Climate Heroine of India

    Dilmani Kujur is a woman farmer and role model in her region. She belongs to the Jududand village of Bagicha block that falls under the ‘Where the Rain Falls Project’. With support from CARE India, she transformed five percent of her arable land into a water storage pond that collects rainwater and irrigates her agricultural fields. The water harvesting structure ... Read More

  • Changing lives through agricultural interventions
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    Changing lives through agricultural interventions

    I recently visited our Technical Assistance and Research for Indian Nutrition and Agriculture (TARINA) intervention villages in Kalahandi, Odisha. At one point in time, infamous for a long history of famines, poverty and hunger, Kalahandi district in Odisha today is slowly transforming its history and image. The district is now reaping bumper harvests and slowly esta... Read More

  • Towards a Clean and Healthy Kitchen
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    Towards a Clean and Healthy Kitchen

    Cooking accounts for over 80% of the total household energy consumption in rural India, and biomass is a predominant cooking fuel, with firewood chips contributing to around 75% of cooking energy needs in rural areas. Fuelwood is one of the main forest products used by the poor Forest-Dependent Households (FDHs) and its use has increased in the last one and a half dec... Read More

  • A relentless drive to propel change: Story of Bishnupriya
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    A relentless drive to propel change: Story of Bishnupriya

    Bishnupriya Pradhan, a young Adivasi girl from Kandhamal district’s Bradinaju village in Odisha is inspiring thousands in her community, as she chases her ambitions fearlessly, embodying the true spirit of women empowerment. When most girls her age in the community were getting married, Bishnupriya decided to pursue her graduation in Arts, managing her own fe... Read More

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