How women farmers in Jharkhand’s Torpa Block are witnessing change, one crop at a time

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The traditional Jharkhandi ‘Juhar’ is both a salutation and a greeting, used by tribal communities to convey respect. They also explain it’s one of the rituals of Nuakhai, a combination of nua, which means new, and khai, eat – a festival that welcomes the new crop.

Itwari and Pushpa are farmers from Torpa Block, Kunti District, Jharkhand. Itwari is also the Chairperson of the Farmers’ Producers Organisation (FFO), which has been instrumental in changing the way farmers grow their crops, increasing productivity, enabling social change and women’s empowerment.

Source: Your Story