Ecology and Farming Magazine: The Big Picture in Northern India
Client: Morarka Foundation, Rajasthan, India
Date: Spring/Summer 2004
Skills: Writing, Photography
This article was written while I was interning with an NGO (non-governmental organization) in northern India as part of a 1-year volunteer/study program focused on international development and globalization. The organization I interned with — the Morarka Foundation — had as its mission to help farmers living and working in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan to transform their farming operations from the more industrialized processes that had evolved out of India’s agricultural revolution to more organic and sustainable methods of farming, methods that were, in fact, the practices of their ancestors.
While stationed in the Jaipur offices of the Morarka Foundation, I used to leaf through the Ecology & Farming magazine produced by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM). This article was submitted by me and published in IFOAM’s May-August 2004 issue and presents an overview of the work of the Morarka Foundation.