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
There is a strong consensus that afforestation will lead to more stable rainfall
“In India, rivers are mostly forest-fed; therefore bringing back the tree cover on the either sides of the river is the only long-term …
What is pushing India's small dairy farmers out of business?
A new study establishes a link between global development in dairy industries and slowing down of local small-scale dairy business
Odisha’s deadly farmlands: Another farmer commits suicides due to crop loss
Between 2001 and 2010, over 2,600 farmers committed suicide in Odisha and this year, drought has already broken their economic backbone
Residue standards for organic food is a step in the right direction:CSE
FSSAI's new regulations for residue standards to certify food as organic is in alignment with international best practices
Farmers propose Bills on loan waiver, fair prices in their own 'parliament'
More than 180 farmer organisations from across the country proposed Bills related to debt waiver and fair crop prices in a mock parliament
Jean Dreze argues that we should not leave the making of an equitable society to experts alone
Why India continues to use lethal pesticides
Death of cotton farmers due to pesticide poisoning in the Vidarbha region raises vital questions about the government's attitude towards …
After an erratic monsoon, farmers in nine states struggle with pest outbreaks
Although most states in India lose five to 10 per cent of crops to pest attacks every year, the scale and intensity of the recent attacks is a …
Madhya Pradesh witnesses farmer unrest like never before despite a bumper harvest
Budget 2018: Can Centre allay farmers’ concerns over price crash, low market density?
The average agricultural growth has reached its lowest in the last four years to 1.9 per cent
‘Pro-farmer’ Madhya Pradesh government in a fix as land acquisition protest gains steam
A massive agitation would be staged in New Delhi on February 23 if the demands of farmers are not met
Is the government marketing millets right?
India requires policy changes to make millets an effective tool against malnutrition
Where will farmers go to get jobs?
There is a significant reduction in farm jobs. India must create alternative opportunities for those abandoning agriculture
Farm distress: Crisis at large
High input cost, flawed MSP calculation and non-inclusive crop insurance scheme are problems perpetuating farm distress
Doubling farmers’ income discussed in a closed door meeting
What is the use of strategy when no special budget was allocated to double farmers’ income, says a senior NITI Aayog official anonymously
The amendment to the Indian Forest Act, 1927 will create new markets & jobs for poor communities
After amending Section 2(7) of Indian Forest Act, 1927, bamboo is no longer a tree. This enables the livelihoods of forest communities as well as …
Rajasthan faces farmers' ire for arresting their leaders ahead of indefinite protest
The All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee says that the state government arrested farmer leaders on Tuesday to preempt an …
Farmers seek relief after hail, rain damage crops in Rajasthan, UP
The storm spoiled standing crops in Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh
Death by pesticides: farmers continue to die as India flouts global norms
The pesticides that have killed 272 farmers in Maharashtra in the last four years are banned in most countries
Draft Bill faces criticism for making farm workers, dealers responsible for spurious pesticides
Shifting liability from manufacturers to pesticide dealers and farmers in case of any incident was opposed by farmer groups
Bhavantar Yojna: MP farmers refuse to sign up for 2nd round
Most of the over 200 farmers Down To Earth talked to in 6 villages of Hoshangabad and Sehore districts said they would not register for the …
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
Demonetisation 2.0: cash crunch hits farmers, again
More than creating financial crunch for upcoming sowing season, cash crunch is impacting the prices at which farmers are selling their produce
Can goats secure livelihood for small and marginal farmers?
The Centre's discussions on boosting the goat sector to double farmers’ incomes may be futile if fodder and grazing lands, both …