Ananya Mukerji

The smallholder's dilemma
The economic unviability of smallholder agriculture and the consequent agrarian distress Amita Bhaduri posted 1 week ago

Roughly 85 percent of the farm households in India are small or marginal farmers, that is, they have less than 2 hectares of land, with 70 percent having less than 1 hectare of land. The average landholding is only 0.5 hectares per household (NSO, 2021).

Smallholder farmers are pivotal to transforming the food systems (Image: Mahila Jagat Lihaaz Samiti)
Barriers to organic farming: Experience of Kansari Organics
Government needs to switch subsidies and investments from chemical agriculture to the promotion of sustainable agriculture Amita Bhaduri posted 2 months ago

Agriculture in India directly or indirectly provides livelihoods to 60% of the population and so the problems of this sector are most relevant for the country’s overall development and have to be effectively addressed.

 A farmer harvests the season's cauliflower crop near Kullu town, Himachal Pradesh (Image: Neil Palmer, CIAT; Wikimedia Commons)
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