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Indian Farmer Paves Way for New, Climate-smart Cash Crop: Sunshine

A pioneering project in one of India's sunniest states has led to one farmer harvesting what could become the country's most climate-smart cash crop yet: sunshine. A pilot project by Sri Lanka-based nonprofit International Water Management Institute (IWMI) offered farmers the opportunity to sell excess energy generated by solar panels that drive their water pumps, and one farmer did just that. Instead of using the excess energy to pump more groundwater to irrigate wheat and...

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