My interest in agroecology got seeded in 2017, triggered by my exposure to the news about farmers suicides in India due to their immense economical and financial pressures, which drove me to read and research in agriculture more closely. I discovered that historical reasons for my family to leave agriculture have a direct correlation with the modern outcomes that influenced farmers’ suicides.
In 2020, my perception only got fortified living through unprecedented conditions of a worldwide pandemic. Lockdowns and limitations made me realize that food is as indispensable as it is taken for granted. In technical terms, food security in the modern world depends on a long and fragile supply chain that can be disrupted unexpectedly, leaving millions of people foodless.
I realized over time that my concern can become my motivation and vision to take part in a greener future for farming, through The Mitti Collective.