The project aims to understand how policy in India can incentivize innovation with indigenous varieties of fruits, vegetables and grains.

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Cultivation of traditional varieties, often termed Desi seeds, require no external inputs (chemical fertilizers or pesticides).  These ‘natural farming’ methods...

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A foundation seed is the ‘pure seed stocks grown by or under the supervision of a public agency for use...

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The story of Sona Moti demonstrates the important connections between intellectual property in a broad sense and generating financial capital/economic...

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The conservation efforts of rice farmers Suren Bora and Manik Saikia from North Lakhimpur, Assam demonstrate the role of natural...

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I will begin this journal entry with the ‘western elephant’. Any research project potentially has an ‘elephant in the room’[1]...

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A researcher’s journal serves to maintain awareness of any potential biases. Rather than claim objectivity, the researcher acknowledges subjective influences...

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I am really excited to be working on this project for many reasons. For my first post, I realised that...

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