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  • Senthil Kumar, PhD.

Keep the Farmers Happy: A Global Appeal

It is a thanksgiving time. Who else deserves a greater thanks than the farmers who feed the ever-growing world population of 7.5 + billion people. In fact, the thanksgiving festivities began in the United States as a gesture to thank the Native-American peasants who shared their lands and crops with the new immigrant settlers. At the outset, let me start this article with the ancient Tamil poems which extolled the virtues of farming.

"They alone lead a life who live by farming; the rest of all follow a subservient existence". (Sage Valluvar - Thirukural)

"Farmers form the linch-pin of the world, for they support all the rest who cannot till the soil". (Sage Valluvar – Thirukural)