Gandhi at 150: He believed in natural self-rule
Gandhi spoke of Sarvodaya, which refers not to “the greatest good of the greatest number”, but to the awakening and well-being of one …
Monsanto must review its glyphosate-based herbicide
Farmers should also limit or avoid its use
जग बीती: पीएम ने किसानों से उर्वरक व कीटनाशक का इस्तेमाल कम करने की अपील की
Simply put: Latur farmers want IMD labelled '420'
How big data can boost agricultural growth
Data tools can help determine changes required to maintain yields and meet food demands
Farmers ageing, new generation disinterested: Who will grow our food?
Reviving India’s agriculture is the country’s most important agenda
Dantewada’s organic farming model promising for sustainable livelihood
The district also plans to support forest-based livelihood through DMF in the coming months
India’s non-agrarian rural economy struggles for sustenance
Farmers and farm labourers, who want to quit agriculture, are stuck in the non-remunerative work since other sectors are not generating jobs at …
Bt Brinjal: Activists slam regulatory body for inaction against illegal cultivation
India banned the cultivation of Bt brinjal in 2010, but GM crops still finds its way in to the fields through illegal supply of seeds
The sugarcane story: Not at all short and sweet
Here’s all about the political economy of the sugarcane crisis
The sweet dealers
Some of India’s top politicians have a deep interest in the sugar industry. Here’s why
Future of food production in India seems tense
India will need to feed a projected 394 million more people by 2050. What are the agricultural challenges and how can they be addressed
Will 2019 Lok Sabha elections be fought over the agrarian crisis?
Agrarian distress has started to manifest in the election results. The first signs were visible in the 2017 assembly elections in Gujarat, where …
Farmers suffer as states yet to declare drought
31% of the districts in India are struck by drought according to IMD but many states are yet to declare drought, leaving the already agonised …
How to do aquaponics farming in India?
Aquaponics is an efficient way to do farming, especially for a country like India where farmers and farm-related problems make news every day. …
'Farmer companies have triggered changes globally'
Roberto Logo, a specialist on farmer organisations and markets with a UN agency, on the development of corporate partnerships with Farmer …
Why farmers now dread a normal monsoon
No major agrarian reform has happened in the 50 years since the Green Revolution. A normal monsoon cannot be assumed as the only incentive for …
The Indian Nitrogen Assessment: Sources of Reactive Nitrogen, Environmental and Climate Effects, Management Options, and Policies
Tthis book is focused on the causes and effects of disruption in the N cycle, specifically in India.
'Suicidal thoughts among farmers can be triggered because of non-agricultural problems as well'
A new study is focusing on identifying vulnerable farmers in Punjab, Maharashtra and Telangana, the three states that experience high rate of suicide
India's GDP is growing, yet hunger getting worse
In the past three years, India has recorded a fall of 55 points in the Global Hunger Index
Can permaculture reverse climate change?
We can begin to reverse climate change by reducing CO2 emissions in our children’s lifetime
Unpredictable weather, unreliable insurance, unbelievable profit to companies
Farmers across India suffered heavy losses when the monsoon turned out to be a non-starter. The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, the government'…
Importance of permaculture for Indian agriculture
Clea Chandmal is the founder of Permaculture Ways. She teaches permaculture to farmers and also designs agriculture spaces using principles of …
Sustainable farming made possible in cyclone-prone Sundarbans
Farmer income in Bongheri village of the Sundarbans has increased manifold after it was adopted by National Innovations on Climate Resilient …
Fodder for thought: in conversation with PK Ghosh, director of IGFRI
PK Ghosh is the director of the Indian Grasslands and Fodder Research Institute in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. Down To Earth talks to him about the …