Growing sugarcane, especially in Maharashtra, is not sustainable any longer, because of severely depleted groundwater levels along the state’s sugarcane belt
The Green Revolution and a dark Punjab
COVID-19: Augmenting farmer access to long-term credit
COVID-19 and Cyclone Amphan: Betel vine farmers struck by double blow
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
COVID-19: Spice growers of Tamil Nadu, Kerala face looming crisis
With roads leading to plantations shut, spice cultivation has been badly hit
COVID-19 takes the spice out of Wayanad’s ginger farmers
The ginger farmers — referred to as inchikkarans by locals — migrate to Karnataka, lease about 25 to 250 acres of land to cultivate ...
How COVID-19 has jammed South India’s jackfruit economy
With no harvest, contractors, farmers, transporters and labourers are suffering huge losses
COVID-19: What fiscal steps are needed to ensure food security
Procurement at the doorstep, direct income support and reaching out to farmers can help in easing farming operations at ...
Rice-fish farming system in India is in urgent need of conservation and promotion
Along with reducing the emission of greenhouse gases, co-culture systems have beneficial effects on farm income and improving the ...
Pesticide Management Bill 2020: What could have made it better
The bill was introduced after much delay
International Women's Day: How self-help group — and a phone — gave Kuntala new lease of life
Non-profit Trickle Up’s pilot project put smartphones in the hands of poor women and helped change their lives
Hazards of using fertilisers in Punjab
Studies have pegged consumption of phosphatic fertilizers in Punjab at ten times higher than the national average
In Mysuru's HD Kotte, farmers in distress over falling yield
Changing rainfall pattern, excessive use of fertilisers and pesticides have made farming unsustainable
DMF helps Singrauli farmers grow vegetables, earn more
Grantee farmers will be trained in farming methods and guided about the kind of vegetables to grow, which can ...
Pesticide Management Bill 2020 must address important concerns
This is because agriculture in India is largely dependent on chemicals including pesticides and their usage has a huge ...
India to witness severe food inflation due to extreme weather
The record-breaking vegetable price rise indicates an era of high food inflation in coming years
How turmeric became tribal south Rajasthan’s ‘saviour spice’
The success of organic turmeric cultivation in Dungarpur proves that it isn't necessary to look towards global crops like ...
Union Budget 2020-21: Examining the agri-research agenda
Increased investment in agriculture research an absolute need of the hour
Union Budget 2020-21: Big talk on natural farming but no support
India has the largest share in the world’s organic farmers pie
Use revenue-sharing model for development, land acquisition
Access to village commons improved livelihoods but some recent state policies seek to grab them