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Geographical differences

We carried out a survey which received over 413 responses from 6 different continents ergo we understood how living in different nations shaped people’s understanding and unawareness of farmer plights. We noticed that people answered our questionnaire based on that they have seen in their own country, to learn more about out international survey. We also interviewed 14 Maharashtrian farmers at a local farmers market and asked them about their gravest plights, we then compared their responses to secondary research from various other Indian states.




Incomes

We interviewed 14 low-income farmers as well as high net worth industry insiders. It was intriguing to see how different incomes resulted in them having diverting perspectives on farmer plights and solutions for issues faced by farmers.


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Political Affiliations

We noticed that the farmers market we visited was almost divided into two groups. Each group proudly put up posters of politicians whom they believed have ameliorated their lifestyle. Due to the diverging political opinions, we received contrasting perspectives from them on the government’s policies and support for farmers.


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Educational Levels

After interviewing farmers who claimed to have only passed the 10th grade and experts who had college degrees the differences in perspectives caused by educational qualifications became evident. Experts believed the way out of these plights we’re to improve logistics and supply chains and implementing macro-level policies whereas farmers hoped for improved prices and improvements in rudimentary things such as access to stable electricity.


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Religions

We surveyed people from 6 different continents ergo got responses from a religiously diverse sample. We also interviewed Mahashtrian farmers and then compared their responses to statistical evidence from other Indian states with different dominant religions.




Rural-Urban

While the experts we spoke to lived in bustling cities with all the luxuries one can desire, the farmers lived in rural villages where things such as clean water and stable electricity aren’t available.


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