Unique to the Himalayan region, Barahnaja is a traditional cultivation that involves the sowing of 12 grains in rainfed fields. They can adapt to droughts and their residues serve as cattle fodder, but with an increased capacity to reduce nitrogen ...

When crops of different varieties are continuously grown in the fields, food security and a nutritious diet are assured for the whole year, including for animals. Moreover, they nourish the soil. Read Part 1 of this story here Dehradun, Uttarakhand: While the ...