Tag Archives for Agriculture

Editorial

Rural communities face the daily reality of resource insecurity – a combination of scarcity (insufficiency inaccessibility and unavailability), vulnerability (weakness subject to damage and hazards) and stress (use exceeds availability). It is a very real condition of everyday life that … Continue reading

14. October 2012 by admin
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Agro-Met

Dry land farmers live dangerously. Their entire income is often dependent on a single season – the unpredictable Indian monsoon. A failed crop affects not just these farmers but also has dire implications for the landless poor. Being dependent on … Continue reading

14. October 2012 by admin
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Agri Scenarios

The image of Indian Agriculture has become rather stereotypical – the poor, thin, debt ridden farmer begging the skies for rain, the suicidal Vidarbha farmer or the rich sugar baron / zamindar. Older people in the village complain that the … Continue reading

14. October 2012 by admin
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Krushi Salla: Agro Advisories for farmers

A few months ago, the people of WOTR’s project villages saw a large paper with advice on farming adorning walls in prominent places in the village. This paper was not largely ignored or casually torn/ spat on like the usual … Continue reading

14. October 2012 by admin
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So shall you reap…!

In the hot, dusty, water-starved regions of Mahboobnagar, Andhra Pradesh, is a small village whose rice fields stand shoulder-high. This is Damarigedda village. 14 farmers here stand with happy faces as they take away 31% more bags of rice than … Continue reading

02. July 2011 by admin
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