The World is evolving its own ways of coping with the crisis – a crisis which is unprecedented causing enormous disruption to all processes -health, social and economic well being of the human kind.The ever resilient farming communities and other enthusiasts are constantly creating new service ecosystems to deal with emerging challenges.
Vegetables have been an integral component of the farming system – for rural communities. Be it household kitchen gardens serving for balanced nutrition for farmer’s family, healthy community exchange as well as potential markets. New urban hobbyists and enthusiasts are taking plunge into growing and consuming healthy foods. Vegetables have become a first choice for consumers interested in promoting and also being part of organic movements. It has also become a possible commodity to forge digital linkages between consumers and producers, especially in COVID times.
In such difficult times, we are very thankful to our authors and readers for strengthening Knowledge sharing and exchange. We, as LEISA India team, are extremely grateful to your spirited support.
We earnestly pray for the welfare of the farming communities who are relentlessly pursuing farming and all those who are helping them in the field – they too are COVID warriors. May God bless them!!!
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