The farming industry occupies a third of the world's landmass, and poses a threat to 62 percent of species considered endangered.
Overuse of antibiotics, high animal numbers and low genetic diversity increase the likelihood of pathogens becoming a public health risk.
Coronavirus Outbreak: India restarts small businesses, farming in rural areas as pandemic cases rise
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government said some activities, including factories and farming, would be allowed from Monday in the hinterland which has been less-hard hit by COVID-19.
Govt sets foodgrain production target at record 298.3 mn tons for 2020-21 crop year on hopes of normal monsoon
The agriculture ministry aims to increase foodgrain production by 6.35 million tonnes to record 298.3 million tonnes in the 2020-21 crop year riding high on hopes of normal monsoon
Coronavirus Outbreak: Agricultural, allied activities including fishery allowed to operate in 2nd phase of lockdown
Agricultural and allied activities including dairy, fisheries as well as tea, coffee and rubber plantation are allowed to function in the second phase of the COVID-19 lockdown, the government said on Wednesday issuing fresh guidelines
S Hareesh’s novel Moustache, translated from Malayalam into English by Jayasree Kalathil, is set in Kuttanad where he has lived his entire life.
Food prices may spike, warn experts as coronavirus lockdown adds to woes of farmers fearing poor produce due to untimely rains
Food prices in India are likely to rise soon, warn experts, as farmers in the country face the double whammy of erratic rainfall and coronavirus lockdown
Coronavirus Outbreak: With a stressed Rabi season, it's imperative to ensure speedy delivery of Zaid, Kharif seeds to farmers
Agriculture is the backbone of our survival and most of our agriculture today depends on quality seeds and the organised seed sector.
Coronavirus Outbreak: How a prolonged shutdown will affect India’s salaried class, jobs, farm production, manufacturing
The government sector has been one of the drivers of the economy but will have to change track this year.
This method claims to have an almost negligible investment by drawing from traditional methods of farming.
After villagers sold their otherwise unproductive private lands to miners, common pasturelands were next in line.
Some of the states in East and North East India like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Assam should be prepared for heavy to extremely heavy rainy spells this week.
Shifting wheat cultivation out of Punjab into dry parts of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra & Gujarat will add to existing water stress.
Catalhoyuk was inhabited for 1,150 years but abandoned due to environmental degradation and dry climate.
Punjab govt's decision to advance paddy sowing aims to placate angry farmers ahead of polls, but ignores impact on groundwater
While the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government's decision to prepone the date for paddy sowing in Punjab to 13 June may ease the angry farmers ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, early sowing will put further pressure on the already depleted groundwater of the state
Travels through the Hindi belt: In dry Ramda village of UP's Kairana, Mallah community has little choice but to migrate
The current trend of migration in Mallah community is depriving the next generation of schooling as well.
Drought in Rajasthan: From unemployment to school dropouts, Barmer sees exodus for works as crops fail
Barmer is reeling under what is claimed to be the severest drought of the decade as rains have evaded the district for the fifth consecutive year.
Firstpost writer Parth MN's award-winning Marathwada series: How income uncertainty, collapse of rural banking set farmers on edge
Here is a selection of this award-winning Marathwada series.
Global warming likely to reduce crop production by over 15% in 2020; govt report warns of highest losses in UP, Rajasthan, Bengal
The 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.