Dignified Living for Farmers
India has about 1.34 billion people today and is expected to peak at about 1.7 billion in the 2060s. Feeding this enormous population is a major challenge. Doing so as we face water scarcity and climate change is an even bigger challenge. Meanwhile, a deepening agrarian crisis demonstrates that those growing our food aren’t benefiting from increased demand. How can we ensure a dignified life for Indian farmers while making sure that the Indian population has access to nutritious and safe food? How can that be done while understanding that climate change will upset all our calculations?
A dignified and secure living income should be the right of every hardworking agricultural household. With that goal in mind, Socratus helped co-organize a workshop on farm income in Goa in August, in collaboration with ASHA, BKS and Fields of View.
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