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Akal Farms: Welcome to this ‘mini-Punjab’ in Tamil Nadu
Business

Akal Farms: Welcome to this ‘mini-Punjab’ in Tamil Nadu

Hard-working farmers from Punjab have turned a ‘deserted or abandoned’ arid farm land into an oasis of lush green orchards in drought-prone Ramanathapuram in southern Tamil Nadu

Third of global tree species threatened with extinction due to farming, logging
science

Third of global tree species threatened with extinction due to farming, logging

Forest ecosystems can collapse when they are subjected to multiple stressors -- like fire, logging and the break up of habitat -- that have the potential to interact and "drive abrupt ecological change."

Opinion | Middlemen in farmers’ clothing have taken Punjab hostage, rendered golden state fallow
India

Opinion | Middlemen in farmers’ clothing have taken Punjab hostage, rendered golden state fallow

Make no mistake, these middlemen are not farmers, nor are they friends of Punjab’s farmers

How DBT prevented arhatiyas from economically exploiting farmers and streamlined procurement of produce
India

How DBT prevented arhatiyas from economically exploiting farmers and streamlined procurement of produce

The intention behind direct payments to farmers is not to bypass Arhatiyas but to improve transparency in the process and provide best options to the farmers for their economic freedom.

To reach net-zero emissions and remove CO2 from the air, scientists drawn up six priorities
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To reach net-zero emissions and remove CO2 from the air, scientists drawn up six priorities

Information on CO₂ removal is found in academic literature and focuses on a global scale but actually doing it will involve everyone from local farmers to international financiers.

From locusts to fires: UN warns of growing threats to food systems, livelihoods in agriculture
World

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.

Agritech startup Gramophone has raised Rs 25 crore in a funding round led by Siana Capital
Business

Agritech startup Gramophone has raised Rs 25 crore in a funding round led by Siana Capital

The fresh capital will be aimed for customer acquisition and to build an agronomic intelligence-backed full-stack platform for farmers.

To give the (unseen) woman farmer a land of her own
long-reads

To give the (unseen) woman farmer a land of her own

The mahila kisaans of Bundelkhand are visible everywhere in the fields, but rarely seen in official policy. Khabar Lahariya imagines a world which places women farmers at the centre of agriculture policy rather than at the peripheries.

Urgent changes to farming practices are needed to rescue biodiversity, scientists say
World

Urgent changes to farming practices are needed to rescue biodiversity, scientists say

The farming industry occupies a third of the world's landmass, and poses a threat to 62 percent of species considered endangered.

Antibiotic-resistant pathogens are infecting humans, cattle due to intensive farming techniques
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Antibiotic-resistant pathogens are infecting humans, cattle due to intensive farming techniques

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
Business

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
Business

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
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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 Moustache is a diligently told story of a troubled yet awe-inspiring land
Life

S Hareesh’s Moustache is a diligently told story of a troubled yet awe-inspiring land

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
India

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
India

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
India

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.

Zero budget natural farming is not a one-size fits all solution for India's agriculture woes
science

Zero budget natural farming is not a one-size fits all solution for India's agriculture woes

This method claims to have an almost negligible investment by drawing from traditional methods of farming.

Rajasthan villages fight to protect their common lands from mining activities
science

Rajasthan villages fight to protect their common lands from mining activities

After villagers sold their otherwise unproductive private lands to miners, common pasturelands were next in line.

Monsoon fury to subside in Maharashtra, but East and North East India at risk of flooding next week
India

Monsoon fury to subside in Maharashtra, but East and North East India at risk of flooding next week

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.