How do we address the Agrarian Crisis – The Big Picture

How do we address the Agrarian Crisis – The Big Picture

That farmers and farming are in crisis in India, we are well aware. What is not very clear is how the core issues can be resolved in a comprehensive way. This has been our focus in the past few years – through our work in A.P. and Telangana, and to an extent, at the national level. I will attempt to share the big picture, along with glimpses of specific initiatives and outcomes – like the work on farmer suicides, tenant farmers, Farmers’ Helpline, and sustainable agriculture. We will also discuss about the growing interest across the spectrum on what is happening to our farmers and the food system, and how to harness the collective energies.