Crop Losses of Marginal Farmers In India Hit 80% Due To Climate Change: Report


A staggering 80% of marginal farmers in India have suffered crop losses due to adverse climatic events over the past five years, according to a report released on Tuesday.

The survey, conducted by the Forum of Enterprises for Equitable Development (FEED) in collaboration with the Development Intelligence Unit (DIU), included 6,615 farmers across 21 states.

The findings reveal that the primary causes of crop damage were drought (41%), irregular rainfall including excessive or non-seasonal rains (32%), and early withdrawal or late arrival of the monsoons (24%).

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