As part of Namma Nellu initiative of CIKS, Ms Divya visited Vedaranyam, Sirkazhi and Mayiladhudurai in Nagapattinam District to interact with farmers cultivating traditional rice varieties under guidance from CIKS.
We participated in the World Organic Congress organized at New Delhi on 8th and 9th November 2017.
Mr K Subramanian, MsSubhashini Sridhar and Ms Divya Kasturi Rangan from CIKS and Mr Jayapal from Valanadu Sustainable Agriculture Producer Company attended the congress.
CIKS has been granted a project for providing a series of training programmes for Farmer Producer Collectives and building their capacities during the year January – December 2018. The project is being funded by FWWB, Ahmedabad. The project consists of three different components, namely, Trainers’ Training Programmes (TTP) in which a group of trainers will…Details
On 18th and 19th September, a National level CSR Summit was organised in New Delhi which provided a platform for meetings between various corporates involved in CSR programs and the representatives of NGOs. The meeting was attended by Mr AV Balasubramanian of CIKS.
Our work on conservation of traditional rice varieties was covered by Thomas Reuter’s foundation, in its article titled Battling century’s worst drought, India’s farmers revive traditional grains. The excerpt mentioning CIKS: The Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems (CIKS), for example, has revived dozens of traditional rice varieties that are resistant to pests and disease, capable…Details