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Health Per Acre

India faces a dual crisis related to food and agriculture. First is the malnutrition and hunger crisis. Every 4th Indian is hungry. Every third women is severely malnourished. Every second child is “wasted”. This is not “Shinning India” but “Starving India”. The second aspect of the crisis is the agrarian crisis, tragically highlighted by 250,000 farmers suicides in the last one and a half decades, driven by debt which is largely caused by high cost chemical inputs. The agrarian crisis and the food and nutrition crisis are really connected.

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Author: Dr. Vandana Shiva, Dr. Vaibhav Singh
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Year: 2016
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Country/ies: India
Geographical coverage: Asia and the Pacific
Type: Book
Content language: English
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