Francesco Sambalino is an agricultural engineer specializing in Natural Resource Management. His work is focused on rainfed farming systems and rangelands in semi-arid areas around the globe. He is currently working in MetaMeta.
Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy. Agriculture in India is largely dependent on manual labour and hand tools, as mechanised farming methods are not commonly used. Although in other parts of rural India farmers use hand tools for many farming operations, in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand manual agriculture is still the most common practice.