Year-to-year variability would make it harder to adapt and could swamp crops during their growing stages.
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.
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.
Since 2000, disasters have taken a drastic leap in frequency and have continued to occur at a consistently high rate.
There is an urgent need to stem hardwood forest loss in the middle Himalayas.
While millet cultivation has been historically widespread, their production is declining in many countries.
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
CropLife India said slashing the GST rate will help lower the prices of agrochemicals and benefit farmers
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.
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
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
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
The present system of agricultural procurement has outlived its utility, is inequitable, and lacks dynamism
The absence of bipartisan political thinking has resulted in many critical policy reforms remaining stuck
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
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.
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
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.
For many reasons other than regulation, farmers have switching to using urea over ammonium nitrate over the years, analysts say.
COVID-19 is almost certain to have originated in animals before passing to and spreading among humans.