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 …
Good agricultural practices during global warming and drought: Prof H M Desarda
Prof H M Desarda is a former member of Maharashtra State Planning Commission
Public dysfunctional system
A short stop motion talks about how the public distribution system of reaching food to India's poor is riddled with corruption, inefficiency …
Food consumption rate in Africa rising 10 times faster than production
Low productivity of smallholder agriculture and growing population are pushing the demand for forest resources
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Interim Budget 2019: The full coverage
Here is a look at what all was promised by Union Minister Piyush Goyal and if it stands in the real world
Palm oil consumption increased 230% in almost 2 decades, yet India imports most of it
India has not been able to achieve self-sufficiency in palm oil production despite 40 years of efforts. Down To Earth travelled to some of the …
Rajasthan government announces farm loan waivers, but doubts remain
A section of the protestors point loopholes in the state’s letter and claim their demands have not been accepted
Sorrows of a bumper yield
The government must assure farmers that they will not bear the cost of keeping inflation low