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Text and pictures: Abhinav Kumar, Asst. Program Manager, Bihar, India
Contributed by: B. Praveen Kumar, Program Manager (Training), Digital Green
Safiya Yakubu, 28, lives with her husband in Jikata, Niger since they got married in 2004. They are both farmers and have four children. Their eldest child is a 11-year-old boy named Naziru and their youngest is Youssoufa who is just 3 months old.
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.