April 2014

Rural India - Thriving Through Organic Agriculture (Kabini)

Gandhi's vision for India was of a confederation of self-governing, self-reliant, self-employed people living in village communities, deriving their right livelihood from the products of their homesteads. Maximum economic and political power - including the power to decide what could be imported into or exported from the village - would remain in the hands of the village assemblies.
Thinking about Gandhi’s vision for India, I’m wondering if maybe Mani Chinnaswamy, founder of Appachi Eco-Logic Cotton, has been cut from a similar cloth?

Rural Communities In India - Thriving Through Organic (Akola)

2014 is International Year of Family FarmingTextile Exchange is helping raise awareness of the importance of organic cotton for smallscale producers and their communities.
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