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In India, Farming Is a Way of Life for Many. But Making Ends Meet Is Harder Than Ever.

Region: India

Topics: AgricultureJobs

An agrarian crisis in India has left farmers unable to make a living from their crops. Many have turned to rearing livestock or other pursuits instead, worried that they will not be able to survive.

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Tobacco is Their Prized Crop. The Sri Lankan Government Is About to Ban It

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: AgricultureEconomyJobs

Facing an upcoming ban on tobacco production, farmers in Sri Lanka are hard-pressed to find an alternative crop to replace their livelihood. But many worry that it won’t be enough to sustain them.

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In Kashmir, An Ancient Solution Solves a New Problem

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: AgricultureClimate

In centuries past, people who live in this mountainous region are rumored to have created their own glaciers as a defense against foreign invaders. Now, artificial glaciers called ice stupas are protecting some farmers from the impacts of climate change.

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In Srinagar, Renowned Floating Gardens Have Been Men’s Domain – Until Now

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: AgricultureJobsWomen's Rights

Dal Lake is known as a jewel of Indian-administered Kashmir. Now, women, who are increasingly cultivating produce on the lake, say it’s key to their livelihoods.

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Stray Bulls Trouble the Traffic in Nepal

Region: Nepal

Topics: Agriculture

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Apples to Almonds: Warmer Weather Means Growing Different Crops in Nepal

Region: Nepal

Topics: AgricultureClimate

Common crops are no longer viable in parts of the country because of climate change. A training program is helping farmers shift tactics. But some say the government needs to do more than just adapt.

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Special Formula Helps Farmers in Nepal Grow Great Crops – Naturally

Region: Nepal

Topics: AgricultureEnvironment

Farmers and scientists have worked together to create a local, organic alternative to chemical fertilizers and pesticides to increase crop yields without degrading the soil. Now, they hope to see more farmers use "jholmal."

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