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Delhi Govt Issues Advisory for Spraying Pesticides to Deal With Locust Attack

To deal with the attack of locusts in the national capital, the Delhi government has issued an advisory for spraying pesticides, Cabinet Minister Gopal...

Back to the Soil With Organic Farming

By Sukant Deepak A banker from Canada, a resort director, a top executive in a leading IT company and a senior corporate communications professional with...

New Reforms and Alternative Markets Likely To Benefit Farmers

The Modi government in order to double the income of farmers by 2022 announced a slew of measures last week, and it is widely...

Urban Agriculture: The Answer To Quality and Nutritious Food

-BY RATNA KUMRIA, SHIVENDRA BAJAJ  Can climate-controlled freight containers help in farming or can plants grow without any soil? The answers to these questions can...

Indian Farmers’ Woes Amid Covid-19 Lockdown

By Salil Gewali The farming is the basis of a human civilization. The hard lives of farmers and their sacrifices have always inspired philosophers, leaders and...

IBM Offers Agritech Start-Ups To Boost Up Agricultural Production in India

With the COVID-19 lockdown bringing new challenges to the agricultural sector in India, IBM is offering the agritech start-ups a 30-day free trial of...

New Locust Swarms Threaten Agriculture in Ethiopia

A new round of locust swarms has hit Ethiopia and is again threatening crops and food security, say agricultural officials. Dereje Hirpha, the Oromia region’s...

Indians Avoid Agriculture Studies Due to Lack of Awareness

Many Indian students are not taking up agricultural studies due to lack of awareness, an Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) official said on...

What are Tea Producers in Kenya Doing to Cope up With the Price Rise? Find it Out Here

In a humming factory in Kenya's highlands, tea is hand-plucked from the fields, cured and shredded into the fine leaves that have sated drinkers...

Here’s Everything you Need to Know about Cocoa Production in Brazil

With an attentive eye, Henrique Almeida watches a technician carefully open a hundred cocoa pods, while another worker on the plantation collects samples in...

PM Narendra Modi Launches Plan to Tackle Water Shortage in India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched a 60-billion-rupee ($842 million) plan to tackle water shortages in the country's seven heartland states where...

India to Set up Bio-Gas Plants to Tackle Pollution, but Experts Unsure

India is planning to set up more than 100 bio-gas plants and provide thousands of farmers with machines to dispose of crop stubble in...

How does a Cotton Picker Work?

A mechanical cotton picker is a complex and large piece of machinery designed to do the work of hundreds of field laborers in a...

This Bamboo Entrepreneur from Philippines Aims at Tackling Poverty and Climate Change

Mark Sultan Gersava grew up in poverty, one of 12 children of a slash-and-burn subsistence farmer in the Philippines province of Sultan Kudarat. Today he...

Research: Having Diverse Natural Areas Near Agriculture Helps Farmers Financially During Calamities

Farmers reap surprising benefits from having areas that are biodiverse  with many plant and animal species nearby, according to new research. A study finds...

Widespread Agricultural Distress: Hyderabad Social Entrepreneur Uses Big Data To Change Farmers’ Lives

At a time of widespread agricultural distress caused by successive droughts, unremunerative farming and debt-trapped rural economies, a young man with his mobile app...

‘Red Rot’ Infestation In Sugarcane Leads India Into Trouble

The famed Co-0238 high-yielding sugarcane variety that has placed India on the verge of becoming the world's largest sugar producer has run into trouble...

The Future Farmer is Here and He is A Robot

Brandon Alexander would like to introduce you to Angus, the farmer of the future. He’s heavyset, weighing in at nearly 1,000 pounds, not to...

As per Assocham, the Indian economy may reach 7% in 2018

Because of demonitisation, the economy may reach 7% in 2018: Assocham Inflation may range between 4-5.5 per cent towards the second half of...

Be a farmer on weekends at Citrus County Hoshiarpur

Hoshiarpur, Oct 2, 2017: Punjab is better known for India's "green revolution" in agriculture and for contributing the maximum foodgrain to the national kitty. And...

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Women who have experienced childhood trauma become mothers earlier than those with a more stable childhood environment, according to a new study. The findings, published...