Call for Contributions- Beejpatra (Fourth Edition)

We are seeking contributions for the FOURTH edition of Beejpatra, an urban farming quarterly supported by People’s Resource Centre.

The first edition of Beejpatra came out in 2020 and was an attempt to nourish the germinating hope that cities can be made beautiful. It has provided a space for the urban farming community to present, talk about and propagate different ways in which citizens can make cities beautiful, socially just, more self-reliant, and free. Beejpatra has served as a space to save and share the knowledge, experiences and possibilities in urban farming. Our last three editions documented accounts of unique initiatives in urban farming as well as urban farming as a means to resistance.

For the fourth edition, we invite urban cultivators, researchers and enthusiasts to share their experiences and ideas related to urban farming of various forms. The theme for the fourth edition is ‘Exploring the relationship between city, river and agriculture’. You can share with us personal experiences, essays, case studies, brief reports, photographs, or articles based on original research work dealing with:

  • The impact of recent or upcoming development projects on agriculture and related activities on river banks and their floodplains (activities may include urban and periurban agriculture, fishing, other allied farming activities such as processing and sale of food produce)
  • Oral histories of agricultural, fishing and other related communities who have lost livelihoods owing to the riverfront development and other such projects on river banks
  • Insights on the everyday lives of agricultural, fishing and other related communities residing in the floodplains
  • Photographs with captions documenting city-dwellers’ relationship with the river
  • Any other theme or subject related to the benefits or challenges of various forms of urban and periurban agriculture

Submission Guidelines:

  1. For essays, articles and case studies, the word limit is max. 1000 words with 2-4 accompanying photos.
  2. Please submit your contributions to beejpatra@gmail.com by September 30.

The fourth edition will be out in October 2021.

Editors: Akshita Rawat (People’s Resource Centre) and Geetanjali Gurlhosur (Independent journalist and researcher)

Design Editor: Avikal Parashari

Previous Leaflets (editions) of Beejpatra are available here:  Leaflet 3  |  Leaflet  2  |  Leaflet 1 

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