Voice calls to help Andhra farmers in decision-making
The interactive voice response system has been introduced in Anantapur district to cover groundnut farmers
Boom in farm produce not reason enough to celebrate
Farmers are in distress owing to low farm prices, poor logistics for transport and government-assured purchases
Sugarcane crisis: Govt focuses on technology fixes, but not on mounting dues to farmers
While sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh owe about Rs 12,500 crore to farmers, the government’s measures were directed mostly towards tackling …
The minuscule system of pricing
First, a farmer must sell the produce at a price wrongly discounted by unscientific calculation. Second, an unholy nexus of many players pushes …
Is the Modi government serious about climate change?
Unlikely since nobody knows where and how it has spent environmental cessess, such as the coal cess, meant to mitigate climate change
`It is easy to die'
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 …
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
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
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 …
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
Farmers seek relief after hail, rain damage crops in Rajasthan, UP
The storm spoiled standing crops in Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh
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 …
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 …
Farm distress: Crisis at large
High input cost, flawed MSP calculation and non-inclusive crop insurance scheme are problems perpetuating farm distress
Where will farmers go to get jobs?
There is a significant reduction in farm jobs. India must create alternative opportunities for those abandoning agriculture
Is the government marketing millets right?
India requires policy changes to make millets an effective tool against malnutrition
‘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
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
Madhya Pradesh witnesses farmer unrest like never before despite a bumper harvest
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 …
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 …
Jean Dreze argues that we should not leave the making of an equitable society to experts alone