Promoting Climate-Resilient Agricultural and Rural Credit – Center for American Progress

Promoting Climate-Resilient Agricultural and Rural Credit

Introduction and summary The agricultural sector is heading toward a climate reckoning. Policy experts are beginning to uncover the true scale of climate risk to the financial sector, and agricultural lenders are not immune. Extreme weather events such as the August 2020 derecho—whose 700-mile trail of destruction cut through Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois, with winds […]

Women farmers start Maharashtra’s first rural home kitchen in Ahmednagar

KisanKonnect makes up to 100kg of snacks per day. These are delivered to customers within 2 days after the order.

To supplement the uncertain and often meagre income earned from traditional agriculture, a group of women farmers in Ahmednagar’s Shrirampur town have started Maharashtra’s first rural home kitchen. The women cook and pack traditional Maharashtrian snacks and finger foods at the kitchens for customers from Mumbai and Pune, with whom they are connected through a […]

Farm to factory: Small farmers need second source of income

The writer, AS Mittal, is vice-chairman of the Punjab State Planning Board.

In farming, size matters. 70% of India’s farmers have small and marginal land holdings, operating below one hectare. On an average, smaller holdings lose money as their household costs are higher than their earnings. According to the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), the average income of farmers owning up to two hectares is Rs 5,240 […]

How Rural Development Policies Contribute To The National Economy In Bangladesh

How Rural Development Policies Contribute To The National Economy In Bangladesh

By Prof Utpal K De and Dr Simi Mehta, Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI) COVID-19 pandemic has struck a huge blow to the economic growth and the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of almost every country in the world. However, we see some resilience in the performance of the Bangladeshi economy. As per the recent […]