The UN’s food agency was born in the wake of catastrophe. Three quarters of a century later, its mission has been made more relevant to the world at large by another global scourge
Changes in South Africa’s rainfall seasons could affect farming and water resources
Book excerpt: How the ‘Pagri Sambhal Jatta’ Movement resonates with the 2020 anti-Farm Bills agitation
By pushing farm Bills through, Modi government has put democracy at crossroads
Climate change and agriculture: Way ahead for low-emission growth
Agriculture and livestock account for 18 per cent of gross national greenhouse gas emissions
Improving water security in Maharashtra’s cotton-growing villages
Cotton is an important fibre crop in Maharashtra, with more than four million farmers engaged in cotton farming
How Indian states are promoting organic, natural farming
States such as Odisha and Karnataka have started initiatives such as procurement of organic produce and linkages with PDS, ...
Indian states step up natural farming adoption
Natural farming movement led by farmers and civil society has spread to states such as Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra ...
On a tardy trail: State of organic farming in India
Area under organic cultivation is 2% of the net sown area in the country
Growth in agriculture is not remunerative to Indian farmers
Exceptional growth in agriculture and acreage in kharif season precipitate a crisis like never before for farmers
Ways to ensure remunerative prices to farmers
Several states have different levels of capabilities. Some states like Haryana and Punjab are historically in a better position ...
Micro-irrigation: The way ahead for sustainable agriculture
In the age of climate change and water scarcity, micro-irrigation can help increase crop yield and decrease water, fertiliser and ...
A possible Indo-US trade agreement would be an imperialist attack on India’s farmers
Such a deal will have repercussions on our agricultural production and economy
Why farmers are not cheering their exceptional feat this kharif season
Highest rice acreage in six years, more farmers in farms, a bounty monsoon and an expected bumper harvest don't enthuse ...
Do Bihar migrants have the choice to not go back to cities?
North Bihar’s unique geo-physical settings and hydro-meteorology make it one of the most vulnerable regions to environmental forces to floods
Food prices in Nigeria have shot through the roof. But is the pandemic to blame?
A peculiar situation for Nigeria was that the food price increases varied across the country. Some states felt the ...
Can sugar beet make sugar production in India sustainable
Growing sugarcane, especially in Maharashtra, is not sustainable any longer, because of severely depleted groundwater levels along the state’s ...
The Green Revolution and a dark Punjab
Punjab has paid a price for food security. The use of pesticides and fertilisers has resulted in a number ...
COVID-19: Augmenting farmer access to long-term credit
Failing to protect farmers amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic can worsen India’s agrarian distress.
COVID-19 and Cyclone Amphan: Betel vine farmers struck by double blow
West Bengal’s Purba Medinipur district was the worst hit
COVID-19: Why Nepal’s farmers should have sustained cereal production
Shifting from cereal to vegetable production came at a cost to the farmers of west Nepal
Paddy or no paddy: Quest for equilibrium between water, livelihood in Haryana
Paddy is not suitable for Haryana and to sustain its water resources and to agrarian livelihood in the long ...
Why rapid urbanisation in peri-urban areas is a concern for Chandigarh
Kharar, an urban settlement in Chandigarh, is witness to fast-track development in the past few years
Common Facility Centre: A rallying point for SHG-FPO convergence
There is much to gain for FPOs if they converge with local SHGs. Nothing is more amenable for SHGs ...
What COVID-19 means for watershed management in India
Non-implementation of watershed activities may lead to poor availability and accessibility of water for domestic, agricultural needs