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
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
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.
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
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.
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.