We must make gradual changes and develop agriculture according to the principles of life on the planet
Farming in South Africa: 6 things that need urgent attention in 2023
Pongal 2023: Indigenous cattle, prized in Tamil Nadu, are on the decline; can they be saved
National-level multi-state co-operative organic society: Can it help improve farm income?
Lohri 2023: There is an agrarian backstory to the legend of Dulla Bhatti
Ishwar Dayal Gaur's 2008 book notes that the Mughal state, with an elaborate network of centralisation, endeavoured to control ...
Basmati rice: the new authenticity rules aiming to remove sub-standard varieties from the market
If we don’t maintain today’s standards, it may harm the industry — and crucially the farmers who work so ...
GM mustard: Need to address economic issues of using the crop
Some valuable lessons from Bt Cotton were who funds research and development and who will distribute the seeds
Fungal toxins are widespread in European wheat – threatening human health and the economy
It is likely that changes in farming practices, climate change, and the dwindling effectiveness of fungicides are all contributing ...
How Odisha is revalorising minor millets
Despite their glorious past, millets have been sidelined in farms and on food plates over the years
Here is why the world needs regenerative agriculture
Regenerative agriculture is a holistic farming system that focuses on soil health, food quality, biodiversity improvement, water quality and air ...
CSE’s organic experiment: Why we should make organic inputs accessible to farmers
Farmers face difficulties in getting good quality organic inputs to keep their cultivation costs low
Antimicrobial resistance: These tribal Andhra districts effectively use ethnoveterinary medicine for poultry care
The formal poultry healthcare service system in the tribal districts Alluri Seetha Ramaju and Parvathipuram Manyam is almost non-existent
Antimicrobial resistance: How biosecurity in livestock can be a tool to improve animal health, reduce antimicrobial use
Inability to measure biosecurity and hygiene status of a farm has been a major obstacle
CSE’s organic experiment: Challenge starts with procuring right seeds
Local shops and India’s premier research institute failed to provide organic seeds of vegetable
I know the havoc that genetically modified crops can wreak
Indians are killing the future of the coming generations by welcoming GMOs in Indian food and environment
Organic fertiliser: A must for the next green revolution
With the right policy interventions, India can become the hub of organic fertiliser production
Punjab is usually blamed for burning paddy stubble; here is the back story to that
Paddy farming in Punjab was started to meet the food grain requirements of the country for which the state has been ...
Sustainable agriculture: Punjab needs policies to support crop diversification
Growing maize instead of paddy can reduce water use by 60-70%
A year without a crop
A failed monsoon is alarming for Jharkhand, a state where severe drought has become more frequent in the last 2 decades
Why India doesn’t need palm oil but its greener alternatives
Palm oil is water-intensive and requires large patches of land
How to replace chemical fertilisers with organic & bio-fertilisers
Organic and bio-fertilisers should also be made suitable for application through micro-irrigation methods
Contract farming is yet to make a mark in Punjab; here is why
Suitable policies need to be in place in order to enhance the prospects for contract farming in the state
How a noxious aquatic weed was used to make eco-friendly products, generate employment in rural Bengal
Demand for woven baskets, cups, plates, boxes and other cottage industry products is high in the state, neighbouring areas
Moving beyond organics: Understanding the place and space of brown cotton
We need to broaden our search beyond organics to understand other cotton options that are eco-friendly, if cotton is ...
Yes, India needs agrarian reform, but that which is pro-people, not pro-corporate
Here are the steps that central and state governments can take to adopt a pro-people and nature-friendly economic development ...