FAO’s Zitouni Ould-Dada on what was achieved at COP27 on food systems and road ahead
‘Rubber Bill 2022 makes Rubber Board redundant, doesn’t ensure fair price’
Group farming can transform agriculture post - COVID-19
‘Crop residue can boost soil health’
Taking farm laws to Supreme Court won’t dampen farmers’ protests: Kerala agriculture minister
Kerala’s decision to move the apex court against Modi government’s new farm laws have sparked discussions. DTE spoke to ...
Onion crisis: ‘High time Union govt invested in low-cost storage’
Country director, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-arid Tropics talks to DTE on onion price volatality, amendement to ...
The mandi system will eventually collapse: Rakesh Tikait on new farm laws
Bhartiya Kisan Union spokesperson questions why Narendra Modi govt didn’t consult stakeholders before pushing 3 contentious Bills through Parliament
'The Satnami rebellion was a rare anti-caste movement in South Asian history'
Author Amita Kanekar speaks to Down To Earth about her latest book 'Fear of Lions'
‘Only plantation cannot restore degraded land’
Down To Earth speaks to Ravindra Adusumilli of the Revitalising Rainfed Agriculture (RRA) Network, India about government policy on tackling ...
'The sugar sector is highly politicised'
Sandip Sukhtankar is associate professor, department of economics, University of Virginia, USA. He has authored a critically-acclaimed paper Sweetening ...
Fall Armyworm attack: 'Eastern India more vulnerable to infestation'
Warmer temperatures increase the metabolism and reproductive rates of the pest
Fall Armyworm attack: 'It is the biggest pest attack ever'
The worm prefers maize, but its diet comprises up to 300 plant species, including vegetables and ornamental plants
'We can contain the pest'
India's temperature and atmospheric conditions are ideal for the spread of Fall Armyworm
'Pressure from banks pushes farmers to commit suicide'
One year since the Maharashtra farmer protests, Down To Earth speaks to Raghunath Dada Patil on the deepening crisis
‘Cashew Board will help procure raw cashew nut directly’
Rajesh R, Managing Director of Kerala State Cashew Workers Apex Industrial Co-operative Society (CAPEX), talks about the problems with ...
‘Gender differences in internal migration patterns decrease as countries develop’
Social and employment policies affect migration but can have different impacts according to location and circumstances
'Achieving zero hunger requires agriculture to be sustainable, climate smart'
FAO India representative Tomio Shichiri talks to Down To Earth on whether current government policies are effective to achieve ...
Biotechnology assures leap in production
Tissue culture can change the face of agriculture, asserts Ajit Thomas, who heads a ...
Indian farmers can take on the multinationals
Sharad Joshi, the well-known, controversial farm leader from Maharashtra, outlines a new strategy for agriculture.
"Developmental aid is part of neocolonialism"
Although RAY WIJEWARDENE, 71, holds degrees in engineering and aeronautics from Cambridge, is a Doctor of Science (Honorls causa) ...
"DBT's role in policy formulation is limited"
A winner of the 1995 Norman Borlaug Award for her contribution to the field of agricultural sciences, MANJU ...
"Self-dependence is the key"
Anna Hazare , the force behind Maharashtra's model village of Ralegan Siddhi and the Adarsh Gaon Yojana (Ideal Village ...
Home truhs, colonial lies
A noted Gandhian historian, DHARAMPAL has enquired into variousfacets of M-British Indian society. He has authored several books, including ...
"We are close to crisis point"
Agriculture and its subsequent effect on the environment, rapidly depleting natural resources like arable land and water, the ...
Waste is being dumped in Russia
Galina Sdasyuk is a researcher at the Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, and is formulating ...