More than 50% of the Indian workforce earns its living through agriculture. Yet, there exists a huge gap in translating the knowledge gained through agricultural research into practice. Here, we chat with R.K. Patnaik, a former agronomist at the Orissa Institute of Agricultural Technology, who has single-handedly been training farmers in a small village in Orissa in better agricultural practices.
G.V. Ramanjaneyulu is the executive director of the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA), Hyderabad. CSA attempts to understand farmers’ crises, design remedies and make agriculture productive and ecologically sustainable. In the second instalment in this two-part interview, Ramanjaneyulu talks about CSA’s history and the the various initiatives that it undertakes.
G.V. Ramanjaneyulu is the executive director of the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA), Hyderabad. Following his PhD, he gave up a well-paying job to establish CSA, a non-profit organisation which aims to find solutions to the crisis that Indian agriculture is in today. In this first instalment of a two-part interview, Ramanjaneyulu explains the causes of the agricultural crisis and the need for sustainable agriculture in our country.