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  • India's reportedly first solar cooperative

    October 04, 2017

    This short film by Video Volunteers tells the story of farmers in India's reportedly first solar cooperative. They use solar pumps for irrigation for a few months in

  • Women farmers carve suicide free zones

    August 14, 2017

    A subtle revolution led by a women's collective is heralding a change in villages of southern India's Telangana state. Some 5,000 Dalit women, from castes once considered "untouchable" in India's now outlawed caste system, are implementing ecologically safe practices that have effectively rendered areas they farm in as "suicide free zones." More than 300,000 Indian farmers have committed suicide since 1995 as they found no other way to escape from a crippling debt trap due to continuous farm failures. However, the women from the state's Medak district are showing the way to fight farm failures by avoiding expensive seeds and pesticides using climate-resilient, bio diverse farming practices. (Photos and text by Tejaswi Dantuluri)