Curbing desertification as critical as mitigating climate change impact
Currently, some two billion people are affected by desertification and land degradation; 41 per cent of the landmass worldwide is prone to …
Can the Walmart-Flipkart deal ease the woes of Indian farmers?
US retail giant Walmart is desperate to take-over the Indian market in retail and online segments. But will it go the extra mile to fill a …
Centre washes its hands off drought relief by introducing new parameters
Thousands of villages in Maharashtra are water stressed but will not receive help from the Centre because they fall short of the new definition …
A five-point plan to make Buhari’s council on food security a success
Previous attempts to ensure a sustainable food security project have failed in Nigeria. Will this one too?
This Kenyan farmer is modernizing — and maintaining a circular mindset
A concept of growing interest in developed countries, a circular economy keeps resources in use for as long as possible, and extracts maximum value
Sustainable agriculture can be key to reducing youth migration in Africa
Agriculture is Africa’s largest employer and a possible solution to its migration problem
China’s progress in sustainable farming: 20.9 million farmers, 37.7 million hectares covered
The success of the current project in China can mean significant learning for India
The karma of AD Negi
AD Negi is a retired bureaucrat. He has voluntarily planted and nurtured 65 hectares of lush green forest in a cold desert area of Kinnaur in …
How to grow a food forest that will feed you everyday
What does it take to design a permaculture kitchen garden? Peter Fernandes recounts his experience of growing a food forest using permaculture in Goa
Why do conservationists hide when the bees dwindle?
It’s time the country’s policymakers and researchers turned their attention to insect-benefitting agriculture
Climate-smart agriculture in Cooch Behar, West Bengal
The National Innovations on Climate-resilient Agriculture was launched by the central government in 2011. It covers 121 villages in the country. …
Pay farmers for providing ecosystem services; make agriculture attractive: experts
A steady income for farmers will stem migration and reduce pressure on urban areas as rural people will stay back in villages
India’s sugar output increases in December despite low production in several states
Substantial increase in sugar production in Uttar Pradesh compensated production decline in Karnataka, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
Peatlands of Indonesia: in conversation with Myrna A Safitri
Indonesian peatlands are being burnt for palm oil and paper industries. Last year at the COP 21 in Paris though, Indonesian President Widodo …
'We have the best model for predicting monsoon'
Suryachandra. A Rao, Associate Mission Director, Monsoon Mission talks about the latest monsoon prediction model deployed by the Ministry of …
Poor monsoon to hit food stock hard
Karnataka was the first state to declare drought
Monsoon enters deficit phase
India receives its highest share of rainfall in July, making it critical for farmers
'India is likely to experience strong relative impacts of climate change'
Overexploitation of groundwater reservoirs and dependence of surface water reservoirs on monsoon rainfall may lead to decreasing freshwater …
Bug eat bug
More you sow, more you weep
Controversial Dubey committee report reviewed
Any takers for hydroponics?
New method reduces water requirement for forage cultivation