Africa has long runways for land restoration to take off
Many African countries have pledged to restore their hundreds of millions of degraded land
How resilient are indigenous goats to climate change
Indian scientists have identified biomarkers to reflect the impact of heat stress on meat characteristics and productivity in goats
Ozone pollution can damage wheat crop
Banaras Hindu University scientists found that most wheat cultivars developed after 2000 are more sensitive to damage due to ozone, a byproduct …
Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa: Food Security in a Changing Environment
A changing climate is likely to have a drastic impact on crop yields in Africa.
Enigma of the political class
The blue boom
Indigo farming debuts in the hills of Uttarakhand as people find it ecologically and economically beneficial
US-China trade war an opportunity for India to boost soya bean production
Can India augment its production and processing capacity to benefit?
Four more countries join global coalition to protect pollinators
This takes the number of signatories for the ‘Coalition of the Willing on Pollinators’ to 16
209,762 graduates in Delhi unemployed: Economic Survey
Worryingly, the number of unskilled people in Delhi has also increased from 32,033 in 2014 to 34,258 in 2015
Defeminisation of Indian agriculture
While reorganising land rights for rural women may be an arduous and long-drawn task, alternative solutions can be adopted
Just how difficult is monsoon prediction for agriculture?
According to the writer, the monumental challenge of forecasting the monsoon beyond a few days is difficult
Turning barren land into a food forest
Permaculture practitioners Narsanna and Padma Koppula have turned a barren piece of land in Telangana's Pastapur village into a productive farm …
Farmers' rights grossly violated due to lack of awareness on pesticide spraying: NHRC
NHRC has sent notices to Centre and Maharashtra, demanding detailed report in four weeks
A certified problem
Indian organic movement needs aggressive and long-term government support to ensure nation-wide adoption of organic farming practices
What is the cost of doubling farmers’ income by 2022?
The farmers have to make an investment of Rs 463 billion in the next five years
Harming the organic farming movement
The draft regulations will dissuade small farmers from practising organic farming
India's burning issue of crop burning takes a new turn
The pattern of burning crop residue in India is changing. The practice is no longer limited to the post-monsoon crop of rice or the northern …
Climate-resilient farming in Sikkim
Climate change has altered rainfall patterns in Sikkim, situated in the eastern Himalayas. The state is witnessing decreased rainfall during the …
Farmers need maximum government
In 2017, farmers will need more credit support than ever. Will the government come to their rescue?
Every hour, a farmer committed suicide in 2015
87 per cent of total number of suicides were reported from well-off states such as Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh,…
Baranaja: a climate resilient farming practice
Baranaja is a mixed crop farming practice from Uttarakhand based on traditional wisdom. Millets and pulses are the main crops cultivated through …
Improving India’s oilseeds production
Technological, institutional and policy-based changes can improve the oilseed production in India
Can drones replace humans in reforestation tasks?
"Seed bombing" is being looked upon as the best solution to repair deforested land, but complete automation of reforestation is still a long way to go
FAO, WHO pesticide guidelines seek faster phasing out of toxins
Products with acute toxicity account for the high number of poisoning cases, particularly in the developing countries
Irregularities mar irrigation projects in Maharashtra says CAG report
The report also says that fines have not been imposed on contractors despite delay