Changing cropping patterns could help India cut irrigation water usage by 33 percent, reduce impact of local climate shocks
Irrigation needs of wheat, a Rabi crop, have driven 69 percent of the increase in demand for water for agricultural purposes, while rice, is the most inefficient crop in nutrient production as well as water usage
orghum Downy Mildew (SDM), which is a foliar disease caused by a fungus called Peronosclerosporasorghi, has been an issue of concern for maize farmers.
The hilly state of Nagaland has initiated steps to revive traditional rice as well as millet varieties which over the years gave way to high yielding crop varieties for various reasons.
India's foodgrain production is estimated to decline by 3.86 million tonnes to 134.67 mt this kharif season on account of poor rains as well as floods in some parts of the country
A new report has warned and said Southern India may witness a decline in rice yields by five per cent in 2030s.
Prices paid to local farmers for common grade paddy rice are to be raised by 5.4 percent to Rs 1,550 per 100 kg for the year starting on 1 July, while long staple cotton prices have been hiked by 3.8 percent to Rs 4,320 per 100 kg.
It seemed as if policymakers have been anxious to make the right moves without rocking the proverbial agricultural boat in North India
Despite the latest hike in MSP, there is a wide gap in what the farmers make by selling pulses in the open market and through the government procurement
Tamil Nadu government on Thursday ordered supply of rice free of cost to mosques across the state for preparation of porridge during the holy month of Ramzan beginning next week following requests from members of the Muslim community.
In a boost to the ruling Congress-led UDF ahead of 16 May Assembly elections in Kerala, Election Commission has given its nod for implementing the free rice supply scheme which the state government had announced in its 2016-17 budget.
Creative drug smugglers in Argentina fused rice with cocaine and tried to ship nearly 1,000 bags to Europe marked as donations for a UN food program in Africa, police said Wednesday.
Three School and Mass Education department employees including a headmistress of a government-run primary school were suspended on charge of diverting rice meant for mid-day meal to the open market in Odisha's Jajpur district.
According to government data, area sown under the rice crop was higher at 4.71 lakh hectares till the last week of this season as against 4.52 lakh hectares in the same period last year.
While prices of food grains can be contained by releasing government stock into the open market, such a thing is not possible in case of vegetables, given their short shelf life.
India was also asked to provide percentage of landholding that is pooled, the average size of the combined pooled landholdings, the number of farmers in a single landholding "pooled" system etc by the US.
Instead of spreading limited resources available across the geography, the govt should be targeting the vulnerable regions to bring about a transformation
The Punjab farm ministry has written to other states to amend their APMC laws so that processors and poultry breeders can buy maize directly from farmers
Government has exempted 38 more agriculture items from the ambit of the Commodity Transaction Tax (CTT), which was imposed in July 2013.
Imports declined by 11.39 percent to $32.2 billion during the month under review, leaving a trade deficit of $8.32 billion, according to the data released by the commerce ministry.