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Blog posts about agriculture

The Future of Farmers and Food

Hi Pam, I enjoyed the chat that we had on the way ahead for I think it is a good starting point to take the discussions further about the evolution of the site. Now to get on with my post for the Open Letter section, I have been looking at some interesting articles on the farm sector. The more I read about it, the sadder I feel about the farm community across the world--more so in developing countries. As the global population surges by a few billions over the next few decades, farmers are going to face more pressure...

Learning from the Fisherfolk

I just got back to New Delhi (where I stay) after an exhilarating trip to the southern coast of India. I went there to report on the post-tsunami projects in a place called Karaikal, about 150 km from Pondicherry. Both Pondicherry and Karaikal were under French rule for long years. This is was the first up, close and personal experience with the fisherfolk community. I learnt so much about the way they think and talk about life and work. The tsunami in December 26, 2004 devastated their lives and livelihoods. In the past 5 years, with help from relief and...