On an average 38 farmers commit suicide
everyday in India…

Source : NCRB reports
1803 women farmers committed suicide in
2012...

Source : NCRB reports
13754 farmers committed suicide in the country in
2012…

Source : NCRB reports
Almost 75 per cent of farmer suicides have
occurred amongst the small and medium farmers.

Source: Farmers'SuicideReport b...
Indebtedness was the reason behind the suicide
of 93% farmers.

Source: Farmers'SuicideReport by Dr. Narendra Jadhav
Reasons for Indebtedness
Increasing cost of
agriculture inputs

Reduced price of
agriculture produces

Repeated crop loss
...
Difficulties faced by Marginalized and
Small Farmers
• Lack of knowledge about low input sustainable
farming systems
• Pus...
ECOLOGICAL AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMME
OF SWISSAID INDIA
OUR WORK
Training of
Lead Farmers

Accessing
Government
Schemes

Alternative
Agricultural
Practices

ORGANIC
FARMING
Scale...
Highlights of 2012
LOWER COSTS
1945 marginalized farmers have
reduced cultivation costs by 20%
NO FARMER SUICIDE
In 95 project villages where we work
have reported no suicide since we
started our intervention.
AGRICULTURAL INPUTS
1311 Families accessed government
subsidized inputs & services.
WOMEN FARMERS
1024 women farmers are practicing

organic farming techniques.
Overall
7520 Organic Farmers
who benefited through our
Projects in 2012.
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Farmer suicides in india

  1. 1. On an average 38 farmers commit suicide everyday in India… Source : NCRB reports
  2. 2. 1803 women farmers committed suicide in 2012... Source : NCRB reports
  3. 3. 13754 farmers committed suicide in the country in 2012… Source : NCRB reports
  4. 4. Almost 75 per cent of farmer suicides have occurred amongst the small and medium farmers. Source: Farmers'SuicideReport by Dr. Narendra Jadhav
  5. 5. Indebtedness was the reason behind the suicide of 93% farmers. Source: Farmers'SuicideReport by Dr. Narendra Jadhav
  6. 6. Reasons for Indebtedness Increasing cost of agriculture inputs Reduced price of agriculture produces Repeated crop loss Indebtedness Withdrawal of government support Increasing dependence on money lenders at high rates of interest. Source : Report on Farmer’s suicide in India by Navdanya
  7. 7. Difficulties faced by Marginalized and Small Farmers • Lack of knowledge about low input sustainable farming systems • Push towards commodity crops such as cotton even in rainfed areas • Lack of access to good quality seeds • High input costs of seeds and fertilizers • Lack of access to formal credit systems • Exposed to volatile global market and no support system in place
  8. 8. ECOLOGICAL AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMME OF SWISSAID INDIA
  9. 9. OUR WORK Training of Lead Farmers Accessing Government Schemes Alternative Agricultural Practices ORGANIC FARMING Scale up of best Agricultural practices Demonstration Farms Crop Diversification
  10. 10. Highlights of 2012
  11. 11. LOWER COSTS 1945 marginalized farmers have reduced cultivation costs by 20%
  12. 12. NO FARMER SUICIDE In 95 project villages where we work have reported no suicide since we started our intervention.
  13. 13. AGRICULTURAL INPUTS 1311 Families accessed government subsidized inputs & services.
  14. 14. WOMEN FARMERS 1024 women farmers are practicing organic farming techniques.
  15. 15. Overall 7520 Organic Farmers who benefited through our Projects in 2012.
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