The per day income of farm households in India is only about ₹277.
Add the high rates of agricultural land degradation, this is only going to get worse. A land is considered degraded when there is loss in productivity, biodiversity or economic value. This can be caused by climate (droughts, floods etc.) or human-induced factors (industrialisation, change in land-use etc.)
More than half of the degraded land is either agricultural land or designated forest lands. This degradation weakens our first line of defence against a rapidly changing climate.
Farmers for Forests reverses land degradation by paying farmers to increase biodiversity and carbon stock on their agricultural lands, through agroforestry.