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Doctorate on edible mushroom: Applying traditional knowledge of people belonging to Kaani tribe in the Western Ghats – Tamil Nadu

The Hindu, Nagercoil, April 8, 2013 The traditional knowledge of people belonging to Kaani tribe in the Western Ghats of Kanyakumari district has helped a research student secure her doctorate. The Kaani tribe, who inhabit hills and deep jungles, are a … Continue reading

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Mushroom culture and bio-diversity in the Western Ghats – Tamil Nadu and Kerala

The Hindu, Nagercoil, 2 March 2009 People belonging to the kani tribe of the forests and hills of Kanyakumari district have wild mushrooms in their diet. They collect half-a-dozen species of mushrooms from the deep forests of the Western Ghats which … Continue reading

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Garden party with the forest people of the Nilgiri mountains – Tamil Nadu

By Mari Marcel Thekaekara, New Internationalist, June 1, 2012 After my last blog, lots of people wrote to me saying ‘we wish we could attend your Chembakolli party too’. Well, I wish you could too. So, the next best thing, I thought … Continue reading

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How to cope with the climate change, government interventions and the demands of companies? “We support farmers”: A tribal self-help organization’s experience with organic orchards – West Bengal

The Green Revolution has changed life in Indian villages, but the main beneficiaries were the landlords. Daily labourers remain poor and marginalised. The limits of using ever more fertiliser and pesticides are becoming apparent. Many farmers are confused because extension … Continue reading

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Food culture of Kani tribe in the Western Ghats of Kanyakumari district – Tamil Nadu

We thank you for your benevolence and charitable disposition towards the tribal people, that by your support our volunteers were able to reach Kalaparai and other places which are usually unreachable places situated at the peak beyond the Pechiparai dam, … Continue reading

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