The purpose of the new farm laws is to end the historic exploitation of farmers at the APMC markets and free them from the clutches of the middlemen
Farmers need support, period
Using insecticide-treated mosquito nets for fishing could lead to collapse of fisheries & health hazards
Is contract farming in India really worth it?
Cheers, agriculture is finally a political agenda in India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi plays Santa Claus on Christmas Day, releases funds and discusses farmers’ problems as protests continue ...
Amid protests over agri laws let's look at how some countries support farmers
Every day, 54, mostly developed countries give nearly $2 billion in support to their farmers
Farmers at Singhu and Tikri have a host of global peasant revolts to look up to
As the farmer protests continue in Delhi, we examine other instances in world history when cultivators have rebelled
The ‘qissa’ of Basmati
As the European Union gets set to pronounce whether to give a GI tag to India’s Basmati rice, we ...
Farm laws 2020: Who are they meant to serve?
In rushing the farm bills through Parliament on strength of numbers, the Union government seems to have handed short ...
How peasants are an indelible part of Sikh theology, history and tradition
The latest protests against the new farm laws only validate the importance of the peasant in Sikh religion and ...
Why climate change studies on rice production are important in Wayanad
Area under rice cultivation has been declining rapidly in north Kerala district between 2004-05 and 2018-19
After Sikkim, Lakshadweep set to turn 100% organic
The use of synthetic chemicals for agriculture was halted completely in 2005 by the Union territory
Is the rural economy driving India’s recovery?
Government spending has led to demand growth in rural areas; but what if it comes down?
Small-scale markets will be a win-win for marginal farmers, buyers of cultivated bamboo
It will encourage small farmers to scale up existing bamboo plantations and take up new ones
Why the new farm laws will not level the playing field
Creation of unregulated private points of sale will only ensure that the produce continues to be sold as before ...
World Food Day: FAO is as relevant today as in 1945
The UN’s food agency was born in the wake of catastrophe. Three quarters of a century later, its mission ...
Changes in South Africa’s rainfall seasons could affect farming and water resources
Trends across different rainfall zones demonstrated patterns that can be linked to changes recorded for large-scale climate systems, the ...
Book excerpt: How the ‘Pagri Sambhal Jatta’ Movement resonates with the 2020 anti-Farm Bills agitation
The century-old movement by Bhagat Singh’s uncle was against unjust British efforts to exploit Punjab’s farmers, notes author Amandeep ...
By pushing farm Bills through, Modi government has put democracy at crossroads
KK Ragesh of CPI (M), who called for a division vote against the 3 farm Bills passed in Monsoon ...
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