Bina Agarwal

The writer is professor of development economics and environment,University of Manchester,and author of ‘A Field of One’s Own: Gender and Land Rights in South Asia’. She is also the Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professor, University of Cambridge, UK.

Articles By Bina Agarwal

Policy must tackle not just dissatisfaction of large farmers, but distress of most vulnerable

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.

She is the answer

Gender equality is key to food security. But policymakers don’t seem to recognise that

To put Kerala back on its feet

After the floods, women’s group farms hold the key to reviving rural livelihoods.

Maternity benefits or jobs

A trade-off is not inevitable. We need joint social responsibility, more gender-balanced measures

The seeds of discontent

India faces not just a farmers’ crisis, but a serious meltdown of farming families

Where have all the flowers gone?

Why does our middle class desecrate public spaces in India? How can we put a stop to this?

Caring by the hour

Now that Bihar’s women have voted, what about their economic rights?

Budget silences

It has left out key concerns of agriculture, environment and women.

Our Turings and Hawkings

Many in India still fail to achieve the unimaginable due to physical, social disabilities.

Whose law is it anyway

Those making a cultural case for Section 377 need lessons in South Asian history.

A house divided

On compensation,the new Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill must be fine tuned

Transforming quietly

What India can learn from a grassroots land reform movement in Brazil