Voice calls to help Andhra farmers in decision-making
The interactive voice response system has been introduced in Anantapur district to cover groundnut farmers
The zero budget farming discord
There is unease over the crusader of natural farming, Subhash Palekar, for renaming the technique after himself
Can farming mean a permanent renewal of life?
For the past three decades, the practice of permaculture has found acceptance from not just rural communities in India but also from urbanites …
No fertilisers, no pesticides, this Karnataka farmer uses only solar energy
Kailash Murthy’s experiment with natural farming stands out as a model for every small and marginal farmer in the country
The world needs to feed 9 bln by 2050 and digitisation can help
Food and Agriculture Organization report favours information and communication technologies to improve farmers' access to timely data
Anantapur farmers take up polycropping to drought-proof agriculture
As a result of natural farming practice that encourages polycropping, groundnut is no more the solo crop in many villages across the district
Resisting GM crops is our responsibility: expert
Genetically modified crops are “Terminator technology” that kills the basic instinct for survival
Andhra farmers taste success with Zero Budget Natural Farming
Ensuring food security, producing more with less resources and building the resilience of smallholder farmers are important towards creating a …
Millets make a comeback in rural areas
Pilot projects in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Odisha are aimed at initiation of millets in the dietary consumption pattern
Can permaculture make agriculture sustainable?
Is permaculture a real solution to agricultural distress?
Permaculture farming, which spread across the West as part of the hippie movement, is fast gaining ground in India among subsistence farmers and …
Budget push for zero budget farming but contradictions mar Andhra’s natural agri foray
The method was promoted as low-cost investment on part of farmers, but huge amounts are being raised for statewide implementation