The locust attack in western India is not just another local phenomoenon. Eventually, it traces back to climate change
Use revenue-sharing model for development, land acquisition
Five points on food inflation and onions
Exclusion errors: Decoding the female face of agricultural crisis
India's withdrawal from RCEP a breather on many fronts
India's decision to pull out of RCEP means its policy on access to inexpensive drugs will not be under ...
Farmer and the new-age health market
India’s booming nutraceutical market provides a big opportunity to farmer producer organisations
Indian agriculture is under an invisible emergency
At a time when farmers strive to get the right price for crops, more money in their hands can ...
Three ways farms of the future can feed the planet and heal it too
Crops, trees and livestock in harmony; pesticides no more; small tech, big difference
Flawed claims about NREGA implementation
It is good to know that rural development secretary Amarjeet Sinha felt MGNREGA implementation could be improved. But his ...
Making agriculture sustainable is good and not for climate alone
The co-benefits are clear, despite uncertainty on the sector’s emissions
Promoting agri practices in Punjab for water efficiency, better residue management
New-age machines can help save costs, water & electricity usage as well as combat the problem of stubbles
Why an American farmer commits suicide
Like their India counterparts, American farmers are losing income, piling up debt and nobody listens to them
The government needs to midwife Indian agriculture to an organic revolution
Instead of making it difficult for the organic farmers, government should devise methods to reduce the complexity of the ...
Gandhi at 150: He believed in natural self-rule
Gandhi spoke of Sarvodaya, which refers not to “the greatest good of the greatest number”, but to the awakening ...
Pollinator Sanctuary: A new sustainable solution model from Canada
The concept could not only help in providing forage, shelter and nesting places for local bees and birds, but ...
Monsanto must review its glyphosate-based herbicide
Farmers should also limit or avoid its use
Breaking silos in disaster management
An integrated approach involving all concerned stakeholders can help farmers combat the ill-effects of climate-induced natural disasters
Desertification in India: A livestock keeper says how his stock has plummeted
‘I dream of gardens in the desert sand, I wake in vain’
Why companies are lobbying to push for hybrid paddy seeds in India
Most of India still cultivates rice from pure-bred seeds, something which prevents companies backed by multinationals from expanding their ...
Will climate change bring back the age of famines in Kashmir?
A quick glance at government data shows that climate change has eaten into the output of top food crops ...
Farmers in this Nepal district struggle to cope with crop raiding by wild animals
Almost all farmers in Aiddhungra, Budechaur and Bagargot villages have abandoned maize and millet farming due to increasing incursions ...
Applying modern tech to agriculture
Farmers today can use the benefits of the technological revolution to increase their yields from farming and livestock rearing
How big data can boost agricultural growth
Data tools can help determine changes required to maintain yields and meet food demands
Farmers ageing, new generation disinterested: Who will grow our food?
Reviving India’s agriculture is the country’s most important agenda
Huanglongbing: Curse of the yellow dragon
As it goes global, here is a primer on what exactly is Huanglongbing, a deadly disease affecting citrus trees