India’s struggling farmers find seeds of hope in heritage crops


PBS NewsHour

Published on May 22, 2018

About two-thirds of India’s 1.3 billion people live on small subsistence farms, struggling to eke out a living. Many farmers have felt left behind as crops have failed or diminished due to disease, degraded soil and drought. Not thousands are returning to traditional seeds that went out fashion decades ago — an approach that’s gaining attention. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.

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