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Indian women take the lead on sustainable agriculture

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Freshly grown sugarcane. Agriculture is the second leading occupation in Maharashtra, India.
Freshly grown sugarcane. Agriculture is the second leading occupation in Maharashtra, India. Wikimedia/CC/Katarzyna Kamila Kluczyk

In India, over 12,000 farmers have committed suicide each year since 2013, due to long periods of drought and chronic debt. But in some rural communities, women are now taking the lead, and developing more sustainable forms of agriculture. Jack Fereday brings us this report from Maharashtra.

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