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India protests: farmers could switch to more climate-resilient crops – but they have been given no incentive

By Shruti Bhogal, Researcher, TIGR2ESS Programme, University of Cambridge
Shreya Sinha, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
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India is witnessing a historic mass mobilisation of farmers against three new farm laws. The country’s government maintains that these laws are the cure for a longstanding agrarian crisis. While this claim has been analysed from several angles, the environmental angle has often been overlooked. This is no small oversight since the agrarian crisis in India is underpinned by strong environmental vulnerabilities, including those associated…

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