21st Nov 2013 – As governments across the world struggle to avoid urban civilian unrest triggered by rising food prices since 2008, farmers are increasingly being considered mere suppliers of cheap food. India is no exception, importing onions for fear of urban electorates voting incumbent governments out of power over rising food inflation. But there will be no such worries for farmers if onion prices were to fall to Rs 8 per kg in January 2014. Indeed, I am not as worried about rising food prices as I am about the farmer.
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