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Government must engage in a collaborative effort with farmer groups

Those in power may not yet be accepting blame for the barrage of negative news on the state of the...

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Expanding the Paradigms of Farm Sector Advocacy

Nowhere does the phrase missing the woods for the trees apply more than to facets of Indian farming; the big...

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Suggestions for the Finance Minister’s Pre-Budget Meeting 2020-21

Ref. No.: BKS/AFM-3/2019/12/92 Date: 17th December, 2019 Dear Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman Ji, Suggestions for the Finance Minister’s Pre-Budget Meeting 2020-21...

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Farmer unions need to expand the scope of their advocacy

Every day, a gold miner in Russia leaves a mine with a wheelbarrow full of sand. Every day, the guard...

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Shift Farming Paradigm to Arrest Climate Change Impact

It was pleasing indeed to hear the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, making an impassioned appeal for the reduction in...

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Awareness campaigns are needed to deal with climate change

It’s absolutely essential to invest billions in a decade-long awareness campaign to reduce wastage of food and change consumer behaviour....

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Time to ‘Unrig’ The Farmers’ World

Leo Tolstoy, amongst my favourite writers, wrote: “the most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if...

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To improve farm livelihoods, a slew of measures is required in Budget 2019

The perpetual disregard for allocating funds for human resources both at the national and state level has extracted a heavy...

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Dropping the Ploughshare on One’s Feet

Leo Tolstoy, amongst my favourite writers, wrote: “the most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if...

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