Under the leadership of Anita Devi, mushroom farming has become a symbol of empowerment in the Nalanda district.
A worsening agrarian crisis and rising unemployment has morphed into concrete political anger against the BJP – a matter that the party hasn’t addressed in its election campaign.
TIGR2ESS, a new, large-scale multi-partner project, aims to define the requirements for a second, more sustainable Green Revolution.
Earlier this month, India announced a 50% tariff on dry pea imports from all countries, causing prices to fall in Canada, the world’s biggest exporter.
Around October-November every year, farmers and labourers in large numbers migrate from villages to work in the sugarcane fields of western Maharashtra and Karnataka.
A recent report from Oxford University indicts grazing livestock as a whole, without going into how certain such practices could actually change things for the better.
A plant-breeder painstakingly selected plants for resowing their seeds, a common good, to arrive at a distinct and stable variety – only to see it wind its way into the hands of a private agent.
The two BJP-ruled states working together will give it greater lobbying power and comes at a time when the industry is looking to end volatile, bi-annual supply and demand crises.
The farmers have done their job. The nation has failed to deliver them a decent income in return.
The farmers had buried themselves in the land to protest against the acquisition of 1,350 bighas of land for a housing project without fair compensation.
As North India gasps for fresh air and stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana is being blamed for the deadly smog, The Wire travels to Punjab to know why farmers are doing it despite the hazardous consequences.
BJP’s promises of loan waivers to address agricultural distress and the acute financial and social situation of farmers in the state has been an issue of building resentment.
In Tamil Nadu, fish rearing has been generating an active response mainly because government schemes and expert advice are easily available for farmers.
Bioversity International’s aim is to create seed banks across the world and encourage farmers to grow crops suited for their region.
To build the ‘prosperity’ highway, the state plans to acquire around 21,000 acres of land. This includes six acres of Padmabai’s farm, where she cultivates cotton,bajra and moong.
Pests like aphids and scale insects, which until now have remained unseen in the region, have wrecked havoc on crops and lead to huge economic losses.
The NREGA workers group has blamed the Central government, banks and post offices for the delays in payment of lakhs of workers.
An NGO in Tamil Nadu is helping farmers adopt organic methods of farming to help reduce their expenses.
Maharashtra Loan Waiver Hits Roadblock as Lakhs of Farmers With Same Account, Aadhaar Numbers Listed
In addition, several farmers’ names have been repeated multiple times in the lists provided by various banks.
By raising funds from the Green Climate Fund board, the government can help farmers meet partially or fully the cost of clearing their farms of crop residue by means other than burning it.
A strange, last-minute circular that invalidates many business proposals will almost certainly impact private investment and job creation.
Farmers of Nindar village on the outskirts of Jaipur are protesting against the acquisition of over 1,300 bighas of land for a housing project without fair compensation.
Farmers in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region are committing suicide due to droughts and mounting debt, with their widows left to deal with the state, moneylenders, in-laws and social stigma.
A recent study in Jharkhand showed that farmers are unaware of how to correctly use different chemicals and do not use any protective gear during the process.
The human rights commission has said the farmers’ right to life and livelihood has been violated because of government negligence.
Land owners as well as builders have been affected by the Jaipur Development Authority’s botched up housing project.
After two women collapsed during the protest, state authorities agreed to meet with farmers’ leaders for talks.
Dozens of farmers had gathered outside the collectorate in Bundelkhand’s Tikamgarh district to present a list of demands to the district administration.
A group of farmers have turned a shunned wetland into a fish farming, agroforestry and horticulture practice, generating employment for local residents.
The cashless future that demonetisation promised never came, and many in rural Marathwada scoff at the idea.
Several farmers and union leaders were arrested or detained ahead of a planned farmers’ protest in Chhattisgarh and Section 144 was imposed in three districts.
The first phase of the UP government’s much-hyped crop loan waiver has turned into another farce for farmers.
Private moneylenders are a major source of loans across the region, and with the collapse of banking in rural areas, their role has only grown.
Only 13% of women in the country own the land they work on. The farms are never in their names as current inheritance laws are depriving them of their right.
From the ban on cattle trade for slaughter to the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, the Centre’s changes to the agricultural sector aren’t going down well with Rajasthan farmers.
Agriculture officials and experts are voicing strong criticism of the government’s farm policy and its performance.
As more cows reach the non-productive age, the number of abandoned cows will swell and spill over to fields. Will ear tags and bovine sanctuaries end the farmers’ curse?
The recent proliferation of weekly farmers’ markets in urban areas is quite useful for consumers but their benefits to farmers are limited at best and cannot replace the practice of selling at wholesale yards.
The interim relief of Rs 10,000 for the monsoon sowing season that was announced by Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis after the farm strike in June has only added “salt to wounds”.
Through their work, farmers in Odisha’s Nuapara district are showing the need for eco-friendly agriculture and self-reliance in rural farming communities.