Organic Bazaar open 7 days a week and till 7:30 PM

Considering the demand from our consumers Organic Bazaar will operate from 10 am to 7:30 pm, including Saturdays and Sundays.

International No Plastic Bag Day

3rd July is observed as international No Plastic Bag Day across the world. Join and spread the message and fight the menace of plastic carry bags.

Traditional Paddy seeds are available

Traditional Paddy seeds available at Agro Ecology Center. Farmers who are interested in Conservation,Multiplication and Popularization of Paddy seed please contact : 9544329811, 04935-250230

In Search of our Lost Rice Seeds - DVDs Available

A 40 minute video documentary on traditional paddy seed savers of South India, Directed by Ms. Suma Josson and Produced by Save Our Rice Campaign

Village Gerethang, Sikkim (India) goes Zero Waste!

A village - Gerethang - in West Sikkim, India resolves to move for zero waste and as the first step they are going free of disposable cups and plates!

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Meenangadi Grama Panchayath launched its project "Carbon Neutral Panchayath" on 5th June 2016. Dr. Thomas Isaac Minister for Finance, Govt of Kerala inaugurated the project. A video on the inaugural talk explaining the objectives and targets of the project.

കരുതിയിരിക്കണം; കടുകിലും പിടിമുറുകുന്നു

പതിമൂന്നു വര്ഷം മുൻപാണ് ജനറ്റിക് എഞ്ചിനീയറിംഗ് അപ്പ്രൂവൽ കമ്മിറ്റി (ജി. ഇ. എ. സി.) ജി. എം. കടുകിന് അനുമതി നിഷേധിച്ചത്. എന്നാൽ ആ ജീൻ ഇതാ ഒരു തിരിച്ചുവരവിന് ഒരുങ്ങുന്നു. ഇതിനു ചിലവാകട്ടെ സർക്കാരിന്റെ 70 കൂടി രൂപയും. അന്ന് ഒരു സ്വകാര്യ കമ്പനി ആയിരുന്നു അനുമതിക്കായി വന്നതെങ്കിൽ ഇന്ന് ഇതൊരു സർക്കാർ ഉത്പന്നമായിട്ടാണ് അവതരിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നത്. ഡൽഹി സർവകലാശാലയാണ് ഇപ്പോൾ ജി. എം. കടുകിനായി അനുമതി തേടുന്നത്.

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Ms Usha S is a horticulturist by training and has been working in the field of sustainable and holistic agriculture , toxics and environmental health ,biodiversity and food security for the last 25 years . She is the Executive Director of Thanal and is also the national Coordinator of Save Our Rice

മത്തൻ കുരുവിനെ അറിയാമോ ?

ലോകത്ത്‌ എവിടെയും കഴിക്കുന്ന ഒരു പ്രധാന പച്ചക്കറിയാണ് മത്തൻ. കുരുവും പലയിടത്തും ഉപയോഗിക്കുന്നത് കണ്ടിട്ടുണ്ട്. മത്തൻ കുരുവിനെ പറ്റി ഈയിടെ വായിച്ചപ്പോഴാണ് സത്യത്തിൽ ഞെട്ടി പോയത്. ദാരിദ്ര്യത്തിന്റെ ഭാഗമായി കണ്ടിരുന്ന മത്തൻ കുരു അങ്ങേയറ്റം പോഷക ഗുണ സമൃദ്ധമായ ഒരു ആഹാരമാണെന്നത് ഒരു പുതിയ അറിവായിരുന്നു.

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Ms Usha S is a horticulturist by training and has been working in the field of sustainable and holistic agriculture , toxics and environmental health ,biodiversity and food security for the last 25 years . She is the Executive Director of Thanal and is also the national Coordinator of Save Our Rice

The bogey of Food Security

Lets start with the Food & Agriculture Organisation(FAO) (1999) definition of Food Security -  “Food Security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food, to meet the dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.” 

When we talk of food security, we generally ask – Are we producing enough? But, we tend to ignore whether this food is “physically and economically” being accessed by all. Here lies the first issue related to food security – making it available to all, including the poor and the hungry, even if they cannot pay for it. Next comes “sufficient, safe and nutritious” food. Are we sure, the food that we get through our Public Distribution System (PDS) or the private markets is safe and nutritious? Has all our efforts to increase food production through  “Grow More Food” or “Green revolution” improved its nutrition and safety? Clearly, after the Green Revolution and modernisation&  ...  read full article

Sridhar is Director for Agriculture and Food Sovereignty program at Thanal.

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Agriculture and Food Sovereignty

Promoting organic farming, conserving agro biodiversity - Sustainable agriculture for safe food and food sovereignty

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Sustainable Resource Use and Management

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Write up about zero waste center in Janayugam news paper
Write up about zero waste center, as it appeared in Janayugam news paper on 9th September 2016. Zero waste center is a project conceived at Thanal.
C Jayakumar participates in a panel discussion with K Raju, Minister for Forests
C Jayakumar participates in a panel discussion with K Raju, Minister for Forests, Animal Husbandry and Zoos, to discuss the future of environment protection in Kerala.
 Thanal Trust is part of Carbon Neutral Meenangadi project - News
Thanal is part of the team providing support to "Carbon Neutral Meenangadi project" in Wayanadu district. An article by Finance Minister Dr Thomas Issac in Mathrubhumi newspaper.
 RCE East Arunachal Pradesh and Thanal Kerala work on action plan to manage solid waste and make Roing town plastic free
To draw up action plan to manage solid waste and make Roing town plastic free, the RIWATCH, district administration, RCE East Arunachal Pradesh and Thanal Kerala organized a marathon four-day workshop from June 16
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THANAL agroecology centre is one among the several filed learning centers in India for the International People's Agroecology Multiversity (IPAM)

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    Lead Poisoning
    Study on Establishing Resource Recovery Centres for Slow decaying Organics and Non Biodegradable Discards Final Report â?? March 2011
    Paddy Revival in Kattampally Kaippad: Achievements and Challenges
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