Tackling the Burgeoning Agrarian Crisis in India

India’s agrarian crisis has led to the suicides of over 250,000 farmers since 1995.
Current programs and ‘new’ organizations are not aiding the root issue – farmers still lack access to credit, have high transaction costs, are exposed to exploitative middlemen, and poor quality technologies and contracts that are difficult to acquire. The author suggests grassroots-level farmer-led programs as more effective than current options for helping alleviate the cycle of crisis.


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