Crop insurance fails to ease climate burden of India's poorest coastal farmers

By Stella Paul | Mon, 3 Mar 2014 11:32 AM
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SRIKAKULAM, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - This January, rice farmer Kambapu Apparasu, 37, didn’t celebrate Sankranthi, the harvest festival.

“There was nothing to celebrate - I didn’t harvest even a handful of rice,” said Apparasu, who owns a 3.2 acre farm in Chillapetarajam. His coastal village in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh was battered by Cyclone Helen last ...

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