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Are changing agricultural practices responsible for vanishing happiness in remote Tripura hamlets?

Updated : September 25, 2019 03:48 PM IST

Scientists in a forthcoming study examine if the transition from traditional agriculture to the more lucrative monocropping is impacting health and happiness of indigenous communities in Tripura in northeast India.
The study documents diminishing agrobiodiversity in the shifting cultivation landscape.
Researchers suggest a transition to rubber monoculture delinks indigenous communities from cultural practices that form the hallmark of shifting agriculture.
Are changing agricultural practices responsible for vanishing happiness in remote Tripura hamlets?
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