‘Antibiotics are convenient only when they work effectively’
The goal is to treat bacterial infections. Every possible way should be made of making bacteria susceptible to antibiotics as it will help patients
"I have asked the government to re-examine amendments to land laws"
Jharkhand's first tribal governor, Droupadi Murmu, has been featured in the news more than Raghubar Das, the state's first non-tribal chief …
सिकिया पर संकट
बैगा आदिवासियों के भोजन का अभिन्न अंग रहा सिकिया अनाज क्या अपनी पुरानी रंगत में लौट पाएगा?
'Worldwide food losses and waste amount to 30-40 per cent of total production'
On the occasion of World Food Day, Rob Vos, strategic programme leader in FAO’s economic and social affairs division, talks about …
Shadowed by Khajuraho, singhara cultivators struggle
As the Archaeological Survey of India takes over a lake near the temple town, the livelihood of a community that depends upon growing water …
'Don't misunderstand the leopard'
Few wildlife enthusiasts have tracked leopards more closely or known them more intimately than jonathan and Angela Scott, who have made the …
अफ्रीका में बच्चों की बाढ़
अफ्रीका में स्वास्थ्य सुविधाओं में सुधार ने शिशु मृत्यु दर पर अंकुश लगाया है। इसके कारण वर्ष 2050 तक अफ्रीका दुनिया में सर्वाधिक बच्चों वाला ...
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 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 …
अस्तित्व की लड़ाई
मोनार्क मिल्कवीड के बिना जीवित नहीं रह सकते, इसलिए इन तितलियों ने मिल्कवीड की विषाक्तता को बर्दाश्त करने और जल्दी मौत से खुद को ...
‘Labour burden on women millet producers must be reduced’
Shailaja Fennell, an expert in gender and household dynamics in agriculture, talks to Down To Earth about millet production in India
Hands that held rain
Stories of common citizens who transformed their environments through rainwater harvesting
When I abandoned movies, yoga came to my rescue
For Aashiqui actor Anu Aggarwal, yoga brought happiness and also provided tools to find it
Experts advise community-led forest conservation in Himalayas
Being major biodiversity hotspots, forests provide critical goods and services like timber and firewood
40 gharials released in Ghaghara river amid lockdown
About 250 gharials have been released in the river since 2014
How investing in processing machines can help India promote millets
An African-Canadian company is helping promote Mali's fonio millet by investing in processing machines. India too needs to procure advanced …
Winds of change in tribal villages
A slew of measures like horticulture, beekeeping, polycropping and creation of water harvesting structures guarantee income augmentation among …
Voice calls to help Andhra farmers in decision-making
The interactive voice response system has been introduced in Anantapur district to cover groundnut farmers
Report on South Asian poverty argues for growth with justice
The SAAPE report points out that there is a growing marginalisation and destitution of people in the South Asian region
The NDA government's new and revised schemes to augment rural development are yet to show any results
‘Still uncertain how Sundarbans mangroves will evolve under climate change’
Mangrove trees produce organic matter which raises the bed elevation; a process which counteracts the effects of sea level rise
'Achieving zero hunger requires agriculture to be sustainable, climate smart'
FAO India representative Tomio Shichiri talks to Down To Earth on whether current government policies are effective to achieve the Zero Hunger …
Can Baiga millet be part of mainstream?
The Sikiya millet grows on its own in the bewar plots managed by the Baigas. Currently, IIMR is working towards establishing …
13 new agricultural heritage landscapes designated by FAO
The new sites are in China, Japan, Egypt, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Portugal, Spain and Sri Lanka
Scientists develop first-ever oleic acid-rich peanut
Farmers in southern states cultivate groundnuts, but they have not benefited from the fast-growing confectionery industry till now