Agriculture in India

As per the 2010 FAO world agriculture statistics, India is the world’s largest producer of many fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, major spices, select fibrous crops such as jute, staples such as millets and castor oil seed. India is the second largest producer of wheat and rice, the world’s major food staples. India is the […]

Furniture Is Made Out of Mushrooms

Inspired by mushrooms, Sebastian Cox is making furniture from fungus. Eighteen months after first finding two sticks held together by fungus, Cox stood holding a fully formed, fungus-made lamp and stool in his workshop in southeast London. A furniture maker by profession, Cox has focused on making wooden goods with minimal environmental impact and as […]

Enterprising woman farmer charts a path to prosperity

From an impoverished homemaker to a successful farmer and trusted counselor for many women in the area, the story of Sangita Mhatre of Mande is an inspiring tale of how women in rural India can take charge of their destiny given the slightest of opportunities “We were losing our new chickens fast. To save the […]