Empowering farmers through solar-powered irrigation
Apeksha Potdar
Tuesday, 24 May 2022 / Published in Blogs
India is primarily an agricultural state, with a sizable chunk of our population dependent on agriculture and agribusinesses for their livelihood. The current heatwave ravaging India has already damaged wheat crop production. The extreme heat, surges in fossil fuel prices, and a recent shift in rainfall patterns have caused massive power and water supply disruptions. With all
Can we solve world hunger?
Apeksha Potdar
Tuesday, 10 May 2022 / Published in Blogs
Did you know that the world produces more than enough food to support the population? So why do human beings still suffer from a lack of food? The latest statistics indicate that nearly 690 million people go to bed hungry, and food insecurity is rising. According to the UN, this is only likely to be exacerbated
Jhum Cultivation
Neha Singh
Thursday, 07 May 2020 / Published in Blogs
In this piece, I will be specifically discussing my point of view on Jhum – an ancient farming practice followed among the tribes from the north-east corner of India. Sustainable practice – just like veganism – is a phrase that is being used, and at times abused regularly. While I was researching sustainable as well
Inequality
Neha Singh
Wednesday, 29 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
We live in a world where inequality is not only accepted to a large extent but is also normalized. It is appalling to see how very few who have managed to break the prism of inequality and moved on to better and bigger things are themselves interested in a world with reduced inequalities. Not until
Lab Grown Meat
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Thursday, 02 April 2020 / Published in Fact-On!
If I told you to draw a room that accurately represents the number of mammals living in the world, what would you do? Like me, you might draw a couple of elephants, a few lions, some monkeys and maybe even a human. Unfortunately, we are both incredibly mistaken. We needed to draw a lot more cows, pigs,
Quality Education
Himanshu Shukla
Friday, 28 February 2020 / Published in Fact-On!
Education should be accessible to everyone; it is a need that needs to be fulfilled at every stage of life. Especially if we are talking about primary education. Primary education is as important as having access to clean drinking water. It has the ability to transform communities. We all know that once a child gets an education,
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Thursday, 20 February 2020 / Published in Fact-On!
You know it is a cruel joke when having a job does not mean that you will be free of poverty. “1 in 5 workers worldwide will either be living in extreme poverty or moderate poverty”, says the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in its recent report World Employment and Social Outlook, Trends 2020. If we truly want the earth’s future to work for everyone, we will need to
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Thursday, 23 January 2020 / Published in Blogs
Global hunger is on the rise and under-nutrition is still impacting millions of children. United Nation’s SDG Knowledge Platform estimated as of 2017 821 million people were undernourished 770 million were faced with severe food insecurity Aid to agriculture in developing countries decreased by $12.6 billion 89 million children were affected by either wasting or