Livelihoods

June 3, 2020

Stranded Chakmas in Tiruppur fear bleak prospects

With knitwear industry grinding to a halt, Chakma tribes who had migrated to Tamil Nadu from northeastern states to avoid poverty, find themselves in the same challenging situation

June 1, 2020

Cyclone Amphan leaves trail of destruction in Sundarbans

Already in distress due to lockdown, horticulture farmers of Sundarbans suffer saltwater intrusion and loss of trees to Cyclone Amphan, while tiger widows lose livelihoods and homes

May 25, 2020

Farmer producer company successfully implements farm-to-home model during lockdown

Connecting farmers who had surplus produce and consumers who lacked access to vegetables and fruits, a farmer producer company in Karnataka bridges the gap, benefitting both

May 22, 2020

Volunteers in Odisha ensure stranded migrants do not go hungry

Social service personnel working on migration issues network with philanthropists, administrators and volunteers to ensure stranded Odia migrants and other state migrants in Odisha are fed

May 20, 2020

Multiple post-pandemic measures will stabilize farm economy

Farm sector faces challenges of workforce shortage and disrupted supply chain. Multiple measures by government can stabilize farm economy and sustain everyone in food production

May 15, 2020

Use of machaan for mixed cropping boosts farmers’ income

Smallholder farmers utilize space efficiently, growing creepers on machaan and shade-loving plants underneath. This mixed cropping with different growth period eliminates risk and improves farm income

May 11, 2020

After lockdown distress, villagers are unwilling to migrate again

Having suffered during the lockdown, villagers do not wish to migrate again to cities for work. This would impact the rural as well as urban economy

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

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