South India’s first ‘Seeds for Needs’ project will help farmers grow lost varieties of seeds and distribute them to other farmers.
Organic farming has doubled the crop yield and increased tribal farmers’ profit margins, helping relieve their previous debts.
The centre in Pathanamthitta not only enables farmers to sell directly to consumers, but also allows them to decide the selling price of their produce while the centre monitors the quality.
Apart from economic gains and increased production, mixed cropping has helped a Tamil Nadu farmer save on water for irrigation – a precious resource in the drought ridden region.
Sericulturists in India’s tropical zones often struggle to produce good yields in the summer months, but one scientist may have the solution.
R. Baskaran has been studying climatic variations and planning his crops accordingly to achieve a good yield, even under drought conditions.
Abdul Khadar of Karnataka was awarded by the National Innovation Foundation for developing the device.
Owning a desi cow breed could enable farmers to cut most agriculture costs and also earn money from cow-based products, saving them from debt.
Thiruvengadam from Tamil Nadu has diversified from simply cultivating paddy to growing vegetables and selling saplings to increase his income.
The ‘drought fighter’ helps reduce fuel consumption, making crop cultivation cheaper and more efficient.
The historic Tamil Nadu Agricultural University’s vice chancellor spoke to The Wire about the state of Indian agriculture and what Indian youth and the government can do to improve things.
Partha and Rekha, who left their city jobs to become organic farmers, are now working to spread awareness on organic produce and make it accessible for all.
A new farming app named ‘FEM@Mobile’, developed by KVK Malappuram, contains information about 100 crops and will help farmers to plan what they cultivate.
Struggling to improve yield levels with traditional methods at his coffee plantation, Hoysala found great success with technological innovations.
Chartered accountant K. Chitra gave up her comfortable job in the city to become an organic farmer. But the process of setting up and running a farm is far from easy, yet she perseveres in her goal to do something for society.
Farmers have little access to marketing facilities, making organic agriculture unviable for many, Dr Narsimhan told The Wire.
Value addition always lends more value for any crop that is marketed. It can be the common rice or wheat, or even the most ignored millet like ragi, when it is converted into some sort of value-based product like ready-to-mix dough in powder form, it brings in better […]
By moving people and businesses to smart villages, revenue, resources and job opportunities will increase in rural India, while cities can decongest.
Paramu from Dindigul in Tamil Nadu has big plans from little seeds.
No matter what crop may be cultivated – rice, wheat or any other – the challenge lies in getting a good yield. A good harvest means a little more money into the farmer’s pocket. Across the country, emphasis is being placed on increasing crop yield. In Kashmir’s Poonch […]
One of the young trainees, Nataraju, left his masonry work in the city where he was earning only Rs. 200-300 a day and is now engaged full-time in palm climbing.
Compared to 15-20 years ago, young people today are interested to try their hand in agriculture, Madhu Balan, the page’s owner, says.