Tales through the industry
Seven hours outside of Chennai, my translator, other scientists, and I also view the countryside unfurl because the coach barrels along. Through the seats around us all, we have the eyes of interested adults and schoolchildren alike. Tamil music blares through the coach radio. A cacophony of vehicle horns accompanies.
Emily Miller speaks with a paddy farmer in regards to the challenges he faces.
Standing among paddy and sugarcane fields, we begin chatting with farmers and hear stories of why loans had been drawn in the beginning. Tales of crop harm by monkeys whom surely got to the mangoes first. Tales of officials doubting droughts and crop loss. Tales of botched documents during the agricultural co-op.
And now we saw the issue of having the story that is real.