Nutritional advantages of millets are offset by presence of phytic acid; cultivation yield also poor compared to wheat and rice
Union Budget 2023: Foundation for sustainable farming is missing in India
A more expanded vision is needed to promote millets
Why 2023 may be an annus horribilis for India’s farmers
What do Union budgets mean for long-term agri development in India?
Union & state budgets need to place equal emphasis on sector-wide improvement & individual farmer-centric measures
Towards sustainability: Arunachal’s Apatanis use a unique, integrated cultivation method; it needs encouragement
Integrated rice-fish cultivation is a low-input and eco-friendly practice
People who grow their own food, eat and remain healthy; But erratic weather may change this adage
Without normal weather, self-sufficient households may have to depend more on markets, thus spending more on food than before
Union Budget 2023-24: India’s farmers can take to organic agriculture with proper support
Meagre allocations to organic/natural farming is negligible compared to huge funding towards chemical-based farming
Can agriculture fuel mass extinction?
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
South Africa can expect intensified discussion about the impact of energy shortages on agriculture, food, fibre & beverages production
Pongal 2023: Indigenous cattle, prized in Tamil Nadu, are on the decline; can they be saved
Whether or not Jallikattu helps conserve Tamil Nadu’s indigenous breeds of cattle, the fact remains that these breeds are ...
National-level multi-state co-operative organic society: Can it help improve farm income?
Overall, the proposed society will provide a wide range of organic farming-related services; however, key details are missing at ...
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 ...