Barahnaja (Barah-twelve, Anaja-Grains) means growing twelve or more crops in a synergetic combination; pulses, oilseeds, vegetables, fibers, and spices are grown for optimal crop production in the village Jardhar Gaon in Northern India. Our hosts explained that these crops were meticulously chosen and sowed keeping in mind the probability of extreme weather events (which are very common in this area), availability of water, and nutrient value of soil. Photos by Ritu Bhardwaj