Farmers in India cut their carbon footprint with trees and solar power

Climate-friendly agriculture offers new income sources and is more sustainable

a photo of an Indian farmer in a field harvesting rice. There are solar panels behind him.

A farmer in western India’s Dhundi village harvests rice. Solar panels power his water pump and bring in extra income.

IWMI-TATA Program, Shashwat Cleantech and Dhundi Saur Urja Utpadak Sahkari Mandali (DSUUSM)

In 2007, 22-year-old P. Ramesh’s groundnut farm was losing money. As was the norm in most of India (and still is), Ramesh was using a cocktail of pesticides and fertilizers across his 2.4