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Agriculture

Drought conditions in parts of India. Photo: Pushkarv/Wikimedia Commons

Odisha Farmers Struggle for Survival

The state and central governments are likely to increase the focus on agriculture in their budgets. But the question remains: when will farmers receive the benefits of all these plans and programmes, and more importantly, how will they overcome the present crisis?

Paddy field in Bylakuppe, Wayanad. Credit: Nicolas Mirguet/Flicr CC BY-NC 2.0

Returning to Greener Pastures in Wayanad

Wayanad has a rice variety for every situation. Many of them may be on their way out, but local farmers and biodiversity scientists have determined that a panchayat-led effort is our best chance at getting them back. The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami left paddy farmers in affected countries […]