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Finding Hope Amidst Despair - Farmers in Jharkhand, India

Posted by: Digital Green in Digital Green Story, Staff blog, Workshop December 13, 2015

Agriculture is the primary source of livelihood and the mainstay of about 80 per cent of the rural population in the state of Jharkhand. Most of the farmers are small and marginal landholders. In Jharkhand 92 per cent of the total cultivated area is un-irrigated thus agriculture here is characterized as nature dependent, coupled with mono cropping and low investment capacity of farmers pushing them into the vicious cycle of poverty.

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