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Explained: What is MSP and how prices for Kharif crops changed in last 10 years
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Explained: What is MSP and how prices for Kharif crops changed in last 10 years

Between 2011 and 2021, the MSPs of millets like ragi, jowar and bajra have grown the most, with that of ragi having more than tripled in the last 10 years

Transhumant pastoralists in Rajasthan struggle amid COVID-19 pandemic as their livelihoods, herds suffer due to depleting resources
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Transhumant pastoralists in Rajasthan struggle amid COVID-19 pandemic as their livelihoods, herds suffer due to depleting resources

These pastoralists depend on the farmers and households along their route for the fodder and water of their herds. But since the Indira Gandhi Canal closed down for maintenance, both have been hard and costly to find.

Dragon fruit farming has taken wing in north Bengal creating better prospects of income generation for farmers
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Dragon fruit farming has taken wing in north Bengal creating better prospects of income generation for farmers

Cultivating dragon fruit seems to be a good alternative for farmers in north Bengal who lack adequate irrigational facilities. An investment is required initially to create support structures for the plant which is a climber.

NABCONS invites applications for 22 senior and junior consultant posts; apply at nabcons.com
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NABCONS invites applications for 22 senior and junior consultant posts; apply at nabcons.com

The selected candidates will be posted as project-based contract staff and will be responsible for the effective implementation and monitoring of Off Farm Development Department projects in 18 states

Increased work negatively impacts women farmers' nutrition, ability to make balanced meals: Study
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Increased work negatively impacts women farmers' nutrition, ability to make balanced meals: Study

Agricultural interventions and development programs should make sure that the benefits of participation in agriculture outweigh losses such as time for household activities and leisure, says the study.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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.