Dispatches from India: Farmers lead country-wide shutdown
We take a look at a national shut-down organised by the farmers’ movement and trade unions, protests demanding unemployment and against last year’s labor laws, and the latest in the COVID-19 situation
Police crackdown leaves one farmer dead in Pakistan
Malik Ashfaq Langarial died in hospital on Wednesday after the police dispersed a sit-in by farmers in Lahore in Pakistan. The farmers were demanding a better price for their produce such as wheat and sugarcane
We must make sure hunger does not emerge as a bigger killer
We talk to Vijoo Krishnan on the issues being faced by Indian farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic and the steps the government needs to take.
PepsiCo boycott campaign results in company offering out-of-court settlement to farmers
A boycott campaign was launched against the US food and beverage company PepsiCo after it sued nine Gujarati farmers over patent rights