India: Programme Overview and Projects


  • “The forest is our grandfather and grandmother.”

    “The forest is our grandfather and grandmother.”

    The Baiga people need the forest like they need air and water. But they have had a long fight to be allowed to use their village’s local forest at all. SWISSAID helped them. Now they have begun the reforestation process.
  • 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.