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
How to replace chemical fertilisers with organic & bio-fertilisers
Contract farming is yet to make a mark in Punjab; here is why
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 ...
How COVID-19 controls hit farmers in 7 low-income countries, most in Africa
In countries with strictest controls, 80% smallholder households reported major disruptions
Why Bihar needs climate-smart agricultural practices
Bihar is highly vulnerable to hydro-meteorological natural disasters as it has both flood-prone and drought-prone areas
CSE report flags poor state of organic fertilisers, biofertilisers sector in India
There is a widespread availability of inferior quality as well as spurious biofertiliser and organic fertiliser products across the ...
Agriculture is linked with malaria in complex ways: evidence from 16 African countries
This is worrying because, currently, three branches of development are trying to achieve their goals in isolation
Why India needs to bring back nature-positive farming
The pandemic showed that human interventions in natural processes can have disastrous consequences; we should now scale up natural-positive ...
Magical mushroom: Scaling up Ganoderma lucidum cultivation will benefit farmers, users
Ganoderma lucidum has over 400 chemical constituents with medicinal properties
What changed when Ugandan farmers rated input quality and local vendor services
Should farmers buy commercial maize seeds from agro-input shops or just plant seeds from previous harvest?
India’s natural, organic farming strategy for rice and wheat
This can help in targeting global export market, thereby feeding the world population and getting valuable foreign exchange for ...
Kenya’s dairy sector is failing to meet domestic demand. How it can raise its game
The sector faces significant challenges that affect the realisation of its full potential
Come back holy cow
Cow, from being an axis of a farmer’s economy to being abandoned, is too big a change people would ...
Back to nature: Immense need for crop diversification and role of agroforestry
Input cost to increase productivity has increased over the last five decades
Reaping ripe: The story of why we celebrate harvest festivals
Understanding the diversities of harvest festivals and how they connect us with our environment
Food security policy formulation: What can India learn from other countries?
Food shortage, inflation, irrational polices: What not to do to avoid economic disasters
Transforming lives: The job creation potential of a just livestock transition
The growth can revitalise rural economies and mitigate the adverse effects of urbanisation
Plant protection authority sets right its potato blunder
A public campaign forced it to revoke registration of PepsiCo’s potato variety, but the agency needs to reset its ...
How Sumi Nagas’ traditional knowledge helps them navigate nature’s vagaries
The Sumi tribe of Nagas uses several ecological indicators to facilitate agricultural practices and predict seasonal variation; but this ...
Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021: Nigeria’s challenges to implement action plan for food system protection
Implementing national action plan is cost-intensive and requires human resource
Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021: How rethinking communication can go a long way
People across demographics cannot be targeted as one group while spreading awareness