Lessons from Bangladesh
It was a delight to read "Seeds of hope" (May 1-15, 2014). The article shows how out-of-the-box thinking has helped farmers in northern Bangladesh overcome a yearly famine-like situation. Millions of Indian farmers are affected every year by drought or extreme weather events. Following such disasters, depressed farmers end their lives. When reading the article, I noticed that farmers everywhere face largely the same issues: failure of crops and debts. Indian farmers should learn from their Bangladeshi counterparts and try to address the issues that result in crop failure , rather than ending their lives.