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Jan 04, 2019
Firstpost writer Parth MN's award-winning Marathwada series: How income uncertainty, collapse of rural banking set farmers on edgeHere is a selection of this award-winning Marathwada series.
Dec 18, 2018
Global warming likely to reduce crop production by over 15% in 2020; govt report warns of highest losses in UP, Rajasthan, BengalThe impact of global warming will also affect the quality reducing the concentration of grain protein. The heavy rainfall due to climate stress will affect the production of tomato and onion and production of the latter may go down by 27 percent in 2020.
Nov 30, 2018
Assam students set up seed bank to help rice farmers preserve indigenous varietiesLocal strains have many advantages over high-yielding rice strains & should be preserved: Researcher.
Nov 18, 2018
Sugarcane emerges as likely culprit in drought-hit Marathwada; growing cultivation of cash crop depleted groundwaterSugarcane requires 2,500mm of water and rainfall in Marathwada is between 500-700mm. The remaining 80 percent of water has been pumped out of groundwater for years now, causing a depletion of groundwater level so much that there is no water left to pump out, say experts
Nov 17, 2018
In Maharashtra's Ambap village, a couple with polio defied odds to set up a model farmGeetanjali and Shivaji were affected by polio, a disability that subjected them to terrible name-calling.
Oct 31, 2018
Startups to focus on coconut farming in first edition of Marico Innovation Foundation programThe winning startups will have access to coconut farms for product testing, adoption and scaling.
Oct 23, 2018
A symbiotic partnership between plant and fungus could offer a farming fix in spaceWith plant hormone strigolactone, scientists grew a petunia-fungi network in simulated microgravity.
Oct 18, 2018
GM cotton now a possible food source for humans after winning FDA approvalCottonseed is otherwise unfit for people to consume since it has high levels of a toxic chemical.
Oct 11, 2018
Farmers in Lalitpur, UP, among the worst hit due to rising fuel pricesThe rising fuel prices become part of the vicious cycle in turn affecting rents, vegetable sales, yield output, and transport – for a small farmer who rents tractors for the fields and then trucks for the ferrying-to-markets, this is a crippling reality, and one that affects daily sustenance.
Oct 08, 2018
India's landless poor: Amid rising rural poverty and lower access to land, empowering this group must be priorityThe landless are, in fact, the “poorest of the poor” -- according to the Government of India’s own admission, for whom, among others, it launched an insurance policy, Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana, in 2007.