Small-scale farmers who are already grappling with a number of challenges like low yields, natural resources degradation, uneconomic holdings, lack of access to resources etc., are unable to cope with the changes in the external environment, which are happening at an alarming rate. There is an urgent need to educate, motivate and encourage small farmers in adapting quickly to these changing circumstances.
In such situations, a number of education models and institutions are emerging for small farmers and rural youth. This issue of LEISA India focuses on such local alternatives that are emerging for small farmers.
Nitya S. Ghotge
Narayan Kafle, Binod Ghimire
Harish Tewari , Poonam Tewari
Resona Simkhada , Dipendra Pokharel