About the Issue

Agriculture and the population dependent on it is facing a severe crisis in India today. Two hundred and fifty thousand farmers’ suicides between 1997 to 2007, thousands being forced out of agriculture are but a few symptoms of the agrarian crisis.

At the heart of AID’s work in agriculture is its concern with the livelihood of the small and marginal farmers, the landless; the adverse effect of chemical farming on health and environment.

AID works with its partners in low external input sustainable organic agriculture, reclaiming degraded land, retaining the control of seeds by the farming communities and making farming remunerative for the marginal farmer. [Learn more]


Latest News from the Ground

August 2015 Update from Sunderbans 

Promila is a betel leaf farmer in Sunderbans AID started working on Sustainable Organic agriculture since Cyclone Aila devastated the agriculture in 2009. Revathi, a long time AID partner started off the work by training 25 farmers in methods of sustainable agriculture. DRCSC another AID partner has also been playing a key role in developing the capacities of the farmers. Today we are working with close to 10,000 farming families in the Sunderbans. 

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Millet Mela - Apr 13, 15, 2012 @ Bangalore, Karnataka

  • Learn all about millets such as jola, sajje, raagi, navane, saame, haaraka, baragu, oodara [Learn more ]

Millet Mela





Update from Sunderbans, West Bengal

Sundarban couple






Where to buy organic produce in India?

  • Get your organic produce in these stores in Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Trivandam and Cochin. [Learn more ]
Sanjay Pawar, farmer from Nashik, sells eggplants at the new organic market in Mumbai. Photo:  Lindsay Clinton, New York Times








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