Economic woes that fueled last year’s unrest continue to hammer farmers and millions of others.
Kabir Agarwal is an independent journalist from India who writes about political economy, climate change, livelihoods, and food security. His work has appeared in Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, and South China Morning Post. He writes the Unequal newsletter and hosts the Unequal podcast.
Last year, farmers in India blocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s neoliberal agricultural reforms through a wave of protests. But the economic woes that fueled the unrest continue to hammer farmers, leading to sky-high suicide rates.