Story of a seed saver...


Importance of sustainable agriculture in present context of climate change

Agriculture  sector in  India  is vulnerable to  climate change . Higher temperatures tend to reduce crop yields and favour weed and pest proliferation... Rainfed  agriculture  will be primarily impacted due to rainfall variability and reduction in number of rainy days. For a planet that is increasingly facing the vagaries of climate change, sustainable agriculture provides resilience because it focuses on growing a  variety  of crops as opposed to single breed crops while ensuring that the soils are healthy to provide the required minerals required for good plant health. Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) takes into consideration the diversity of social, economic and environmental contexts, including agro-ecological zones. Implementation requires identification of climate-resilient technologies and practices for management of water, energy, land, crops, livestock. The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) defines Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) as an approach that helps guide actions

Nutrition garden activities with patients at Lumbini and Pavlov hospitals, Kolkata, implemented by DRCSC

DRCSC has introduced Nutrition Garden in Lumbini Park and Pavlov Mental Hospital in collaboration with Anjali with the engagement of selected participants of mental hospital. The aim of this initiative is to ensure quality educational session of Nutrition Garden in mental hospital by making the environment more learners friendly. Gardening activities provide wide range of learning opportunities and any tiny activities can be turned into valuable learning process and it also improve the mental health and physical health. Science proved that, interact with the plant both indoor and outdoor is beneficial to physical and mental health. Anyone of any age and skill level can enjoy the benefits of gardening and surrounding him or herself with nature and also work on Horticulture therapy.