For Farmers in Bihar, A Simple Solution for More Crops

Outlet: The New York Times

April 9, 2013

MUZAFFARPUR, Bihar — On a recent spring afternoon, Susheela Devi, 50, was excitedly preparing to sow maize and okra on her one-and-a-half-acre plot. While farmers in many parts of India have seen crop yields fall in recent years, due to decreased rainfall and as an aftereffect of a fertilizer-heavy “green revolution” in the country that started in the 1970s, Ms. Devi and thousands of small farmers in Bihar are seeing the opposite.