Karan Manral

Karan Manral, a co-founder at Green Essentials, has been involved with kitchen gardening, organic farming and urban tree planting initiatives in Goa. With past stints in Technology Media, Communication and Marketing, he's been trying to make growing food more accessible for folks new to urban farming.

In addition to helping urban folks learn how to grow food organically, Karan has been a part of several initiatives to help farmers find better markets for their produce.

He has worked closely with farmer's groups to help them find ways to improve farm income. The aim of these initiatives has been to create an alternative food system that better serves the needs and aspirations of the people who produce the food and consumers of the food too.

He's also managed small-scale organic farms in Goa and has been a part of organising farmer-centric events like the Organic World Congress 2017 and the Konkan Fruit Festival. Karan designs organic farms and coaches new farmers towards more sustainable growing practices.

Blogs by Karan Manral

Luke Coutinho’s Guide on Understanding Obesity Amongst Middle-Aged Women

Luke Coutinho’s Guide on Understanding Obesity Amongst Middle-Aged Women

Mar 06, 2020

Obesity is a bit more complex and different from being overweight and requires a comprehensive understanding - in order to be managed. It is fundamentally a medical problem in which the person happens to gain too much body fat, a person is obese when his/her body mass index or BMI is 30 or higher. Obesity is not a superficial problem and doesn’t act alone.

Luke Coutinho’s Guide on How Middle-Aged Women Can Manage Obesity

Luke Coutinho’s Guide on How Middle-Aged Women Can Manage Obesity

Mar 06, 2020

The emergence of obesity-related risk factors is quite high with middle-aged women (among the obese). In fact, obese women are more likely to be suffering from chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. On account of being overweight, the physical activities get negligible and moreover the women seem to take back that makes their bodies more lethargic and immobile. They feel persistent pain in knees, back and other joints that sometimes make them feel low and dependent.