The writer is professor of development economics and environment,University of Manchester,and author of A Field of Ones Own: Gender and Land Rights in South Asia. She is also the Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professor, University of Cambridge, UK.
Bina Agarwal writes: Despite significant advancement in inheritance laws, only a small percentage of women own land in rural landowning householdsWed, Aug 18, 2021
Agriculture can do hugely better if we change the way we farm; focus more on 'allied sectors' and build strong growth links with the non-farm rural economy.Wed, Nov 18, 2020
Coronavirus (Covid-19): By focusing on green workers and not green zones, we can also minimise the need for housing in work locations, which most businesses lack.Fri, Apr 24, 2020
The complete lockdown, while needed as a first step, is also causing huge hardships to people, especially those without jobs and food, due to lack of warning and very little planning. But lifting the lockdown fully and suddenly will lead to new outbreaks. I would suggest we go for strategic easing of the lockdown in a calibrated way.Fri, Apr 03, 2020
To address farmers' woes, we need a multi-pronged strategy of income support, government investment, and institutional innovations, and not a one-size-fits-all approach.Thu, Jan 17, 2019