Government has to revise its policies. But it will have to learn from the civil society
Has lifting subsidies depressed fertiliser use?
A survey reveals that while using fertilisers, farmers are seldom guided by their price alone.
After years of killing his fields with pesticides and fertilisers, a sapota grower rediscovered cultivation without chemicals
India's city compost policy needs overhauling
Promised financial incentives for sale of city compost did not prove to be a game-changer in promoting its marketing and production
What price subsidies?
Arsenic down under
A Geological Survey of India study points to the possible role played by use of phosphatic fertilisers, among other factors, in the occurrence …
A revolution redefined
Troubled by the degradation of soil and water, French farmers are now switching to a more sustainable practise of agriculture
Looks like Basmati but
India is losing the pride of many a pulao -- the aroma and taste of basmati rice. What are scientists and legal experts fighting about?
Excess nitrogen fertilisers hamper germination, root growth in rice: study
Indian scientists have now identified rice varieties that are efficient in nitrogen use
"Subsidies have to be withdrawn"
A study reveals how subsidies are encouraging farmers to waste water and use land and fertilisers unsustainably.
Juice no more
Fertilisers are leading to lower production of apples in Himachal Pradesh
Return of the storks
Home made potash
New Technology will help save foreign exchange
Newly found plant gene could help increase the natural phosphorus uptake of crops
"We increasingly rely on inorganic fertilisers"
James Galloway, chairperson of the US-based International Nitrogen Initiative,tells T V Jayan that problems associated with nitrogen cycle …
Niligiris' journey to being ODF led to it embracing organic farming
The hill district witnesses a successful example of closing the nutrient loop in a sustainable way
Pollution in news on June 7
Here’s a round-up of today’s news reports and debates on pollution
Sikkim is 100% organic! Take a second look
The state's transition to organic farming is yet to become a true success
Mizoram passes legislation to go fully organic, Sikkim already on the path