Sheelu Francis and the Women’s Collective were introduced to agroecology in late 1990s when they saw how policies and technology introduced by the Green Revolution were having harmful impacts in their communities. Since then, they have used agroecological farming methods to address social, economic, and environmental issues plaguing the state of Tamil Nadu, including building ecological resilience to climate change by growing millet instead of rice, to multilevel education and campaigns on health, nutrition and farming for schools and colleges. They are also preserving traditional agricultural techniques and saving seeds. Photo credit: WhyHunger