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Climate change is causing Indian monsoons to grow stronger and more erratic, analysis finds
India

Climate change is causing Indian monsoons to grow stronger and more erratic, analysis finds

Year-to-year variability would make it harder to adapt and could swamp crops during their growing stages.

Third of world's farm are at 'high risk' of pesticide pollution: Study
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Third of world's farm are at 'high risk' of pesticide pollution: Study

Asia has the largest land area, 4.9 million sq km that's at high risk and China accounts for 2.9 million sq km of that.

Makhana farming yields profits in Bihar as farmers lean towards weather resilient crops
Lifestyle

Makhana farming yields profits in Bihar as farmers lean towards weather resilient crops

Earlier farmers used to cultivate makhana in ponds but after facing recurring flood problems, low land areas are now being utilised for makhana farming with support from state government schemes to promote it.

From locusts to fires: UN warns of growing threats to food systems, livelihoods in agriculture
World

From locusts to fires: UN warns of growing threats to food systems, livelihoods in agriculture

Since 2000, disasters have taken a drastic leap in frequency and have continued to occur at a consistently high rate.

Drastic loss in forest birds have been recorded due to land-use changes in the western Himalayas
India

Drastic loss in forest birds have been recorded due to land-use changes in the western Himalayas

There is an urgent need to stem hardwood forest loss in the middle Himalayas.

2023 declared 'International Year of Millets' after UNGA unanimously adopts India-led resolution
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2023 declared 'International Year of Millets' after UNGA unanimously adopts India-led resolution

While millet cultivation has been historically widespread, their production is declining in many countries.

Union Budget 2021: Centre likely to hike farm credit target to about Rs 19 lakh crore
Business

Union Budget 2021: Centre likely to hike farm credit target to about Rs 19 lakh crore

The credit target has increased consistently over time, with credit worth Rs 11.68 lakh crore being given to farmers in 2017-18, as opposed to the year’s Rs 10 lakh crore target, sources said

Union Budget 2021: Industry body demands GST rate cut on agrochemicals, focus on R&D
Business

Union Budget 2021: Industry body demands GST rate cut on agrochemicals, focus on R&D

CropLife India said slashing the GST rate will help lower the prices of agrochemicals and benefit farmers

For West Bengal's indigenous communities, farming innovations reduce dependence on forest reserves
Lifestyle

For West Bengal's indigenous communities, farming innovations reduce dependence on forest reserves

The situation was vastly different some years ago, when water was scarce, farming was not an option and the community was forced to venture into the forest to earn a living. They encountered elephants, leopards and other wild animals in the reserve.

Narendra Modi's point-by-point rebuttal to narrative against farm laws rips lies to shreds
India

Narendra Modi's point-by-point rebuttal to narrative against farm laws rips lies to shreds

Winning hearts and minds of farmers and building trust will be a long process, but Opposition has received the prime minister's message

Farm reforms crucial in ushering investment for agri supply chain, improve farm-to-table efficiencies
India

Farm reforms crucial in ushering investment for agri supply chain, improve farm-to-table efficiencies

The laws provide a leg up to many agriculture startups working to digitising parts of the procurement process, provide data-led crop advisory, enhance market linkages and build procurement infrastructure near the farm gate

New farm laws essential for long-term sustainability of agriculture, promoting private participation in farming
India

New farm laws essential for long-term sustainability of agriculture, promoting private participation in farming

The Centre needs to convince the farmers of the short and long-term benefits of these new laws, and ensure that reforms in the agriculture sector are here to stay

Centre's new farm laws are bold steps that can bring about structural change in Indian agriculture
India

Centre's new farm laws are bold steps that can bring about structural change in Indian agriculture

The present system of agricultural procurement has outlived its utility, is inequitable, and lacks dynamism

Farm laws and the studied silence of India's original reforms team
India

Farm laws and the studied silence of India's original reforms team

The absence of bipartisan political thinking has resulted in many critical policy reforms remaining stuck

Precision agriculture could boost India's food production capacity, encourage sustainable farming
India

Precision agriculture could boost India's food production capacity, encourage sustainable farming

For precision agriculture innovators to rewrite age-old agricultural practices, access to technology is key for effective adoption.

Govt assurances fail to convince J&K residents as law makes conversion of farmland for non-farming activity easy
India

Govt assurances fail to convince J&K residents as law makes conversion of farmland for non-farming activity easy

Through the amendments in the Land Revenue Act, the government has made it possible to convert the agricultural land for any other purpose through the payment of a fee to the authorities.

Farm sector bills 'protection shield' for farmers, Opposition misleading them, says Narendra Modi
Politics

Farm sector bills 'protection shield' for farmers, Opposition misleading them, says Narendra Modi

Several political parties, including NDA ally Shiromani Akali Dal, have dubbed the three farm sector bills as 'anti-farmers'. SAD has also quit the Union Cabinet protesting against the bills

At Bengaluru's Byramangala lake, amid pollution and lack of structural support, a novel farming system flourishes
India

At Bengaluru's Byramangala lake, amid pollution and lack of structural support, a novel farming system flourishes

Removed from the urban dialogue on climate change as well as the media gaze, farmers and herders around Bengaluru's Byramangala lake tackle pollution and landlessness.

After deadly explosion in Beirut, ammonium nitrate fertiliser under regulatory scrutiny again
World

After deadly explosion in Beirut, ammonium nitrate fertiliser under regulatory scrutiny again

For many reasons other than regulation, farmers have switching to using urea over ammonium nitrate over the years, analysts say.

Intensive agriculture raises future pandemic risk, with animals and people in close contact: Study
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Intensive agriculture raises future pandemic risk, with animals and people in close contact: Study

COVID-19 is almost certain to have originated in animals before passing to and spreading among humans.