India’s Farming Crisis is a Crisis of the Ecological Commons

Event: Rural Development and Food Security Forum 2019: Transformative Changes for Rural Prosperity and Nutritious Food

India’s Farming Crisis is a Crisis of the Ecological Commons

28 October 2019

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The agro-pastoral crisis has emerged as a significant issue for the 2019 national Lok Sabha elections in India. In the run-up to the elections, political parties have announced a number of measures aimed at farmers, including crop insurance, loan waivers and a minimum basic income.In this commentary, Harini Nagendra and Rucha Ghate make a case that the current agro-pastoral crisis is an ecological crisis; a crisis of the commons.

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