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May 4, 2020

Misconceptions about COVID-19 result in poultry value chain erosion – II

The poultry value chain suffered a macro tragedy due to rumors linking the pandemic and chicken consumption. Compensation to women poultry farmers, infusion of capital and logistics permission can restore the sector

May 1, 2020

How a tribal community took measures to guard itself against COVID-19

Though remote, Sittilingi Valley in Tamil Nadu, has a sizeable population that migrates for work. This prompted a proactive panchayat leadership to rally the community around to safeguard itself

April 29, 2020

Thousands of smallholder women poultry farmers lose business to coronavirus misconceptions – I

More than ten thousand tribal and Dalit small holder poultry farmers who had successfully built cooperative enterprise and escaped poverty, were forced to cull chickens due to rumors linking spread of coronavirus to chicken consumption

April 27, 2020

Social capital enables tomato farmers to sell produce during lockdown

A federation of farmer producer companies has coordinated with a few organizations, helping farmers sell their produce at reasonable rates, by supplying vegetables to consumers through multiple channels