India: Programme Overview and Projects


  • Traditional varieties: old seed, new success

    Traditional varieties: old seed, new success

    Indian farmers are preparing for climate change with old and comparatively robust seed for rice and cereal. The varieties are also proving financially beneficial. Nevertheless, many farmers come a cropper first before converting their farming methods.
  • Pardhi women offered the chance of self-determination

    Pardhi women offered the chance of self-determination

    About one third of the Pardhi tribe has obtained official identity papers, thanks to SWISSAID’s assistance. This gives them access to state support. Now, a targeted campaign is under way to help women assert their own identity in India’s patriarchal society.