Climate Smart or Corporate Smart Agriculture

For majority of peasants and indigenous people in India and around the world, climate change is a dreadful reality that has drastically altered their and rendered them vulnerable to hunger, poverty and deprivation. Even at the best of times, millions of them live on the edge, surviving on paltry income. Climate change has forced many to go hungry, abandon or sell their meagre land holdings, force them to migrate to urban slums searching for work. After experiencing years of drought, irregular rains, reduced monsoon, inclement weather, increased pest attacks, total loss of crops, peasants are gradually emerging from their worst scenarios to combat climate change by switching to traditional seeds, water harvesting, drip irrigation, multiple cropping, mixed cropping, gathering information on timely weather reports, better planning of agricultural practices, biodiversity and ecosystem conservation and increased use of solar energy. 

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