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India is home to one of the world's most successful farming cooperatives. More than 11 million farmers across the country produce ice cream, milk, cheese and butter under the Amul brand.

Many of them have graduated from poverty to a comfortable life, with a guaranteed income. This is partly thanks to trade protection from the Indian government.

But a ruling from the World Trade Organisation means the Amul cooperative will face greater competition from foreign products. Reporter Binu Alex met some of the farmers at the heart of the cooperative movement.

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Panos London

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01/27/2005

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