Farmer Subhash Sharma watched the decline of his soil and agricultural yields before he let nature be his teacher and understood the agro-economics of agriculture. He abandoned insecticides and chemical fertilisers and relied instead on the cow, trees, birds and vegetation.

The objective of this paper is to provide an overview of globalisation and its discontents at a macro level in terms of weakening of the sovereign nation-state, deregulation, liberalisation, privatisation and marketisation.