The severe food security crisis in Yemen needs not just an immediate humanitarian response, but also a long-term political solution in ensuring an adequately funded recovery plan.
The farmers have called off their 40-day agitation after chief minister Palaniswami promised to meet their demands but say they will resume protesting if Palaniswami doesn’t meet their demands.
The fall in prices of agricultural commodities is always seen as nothing more than a game of numbers that is played routinely, year after year.
Economists caution that the move could encourage indebted farmers not to repay loans, deepening malaise at public sector banks.
Community managed rice banks which have replaced defunct government managed rice banks in several areas of Patna district in Bihar have released hundreds of Dalit families from the exploitative practices of powerful landlords by ensuring food security during the lean season
Experience shows that these MNCs enjoy a dominant position. It is a position of strength that enables them to act independently of competitive forces.
A Food and Agriculture Integrated Development Action program implemented independently through a health, education and employment center has transformed Nandangram village in West Bengal by growing high quality farm produce.
Inspired by examples of farmers earning ample returns through various techniques of chemicals-free farming, a farmers’ produce company in Rajkot is writing a new chapter on sustainable agriculture in arid and semi-arid zones.
Over the years, the focus of the government and peasant organisations has gone from making agriculture profitable to different forms of de-peasantisation, and therein lies the problem.
Abdul Khadar of Karnataka was awarded by the National Innovation Foundation for developing the device.
Uttar Pradesh, and indeed other states, may issue farm loan waiver bonds to banks but everyone knows these bonds will have no takers. The Centre will have to guarantee them.
To blame butchers and the meat industry for not complying with the law is to ignore the unhelpful attitude to business of the state’s administration.
Switzerland loves its cows. But unlike India, there is no merging of the bovine and divine.
Banks are deducting ‘crop insurance premiums’ from farmers’ current accounts without their knowledge.
The corporate sector is responsible for 70% of the country’s NPAs, but their loans are being waived off while waiving farming loans is still being frowned upon.
Bhagath Kumar Neerudu, a computer professional in the US, decided to move back to India to pursue a career in farming.
Falling prices and a lack of adequate procurement centres have left tur producers grasping for a way out.
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.
The researchers have now set their sights on developing software to calculate optimum fertiliser amounts for crop fields given other cultivation parameters.
Worldwide, farmers are already using untreated waste water to irrigate their crops. Here’s how to mitigate the danger.
Local prices for oilseeds have plunged around 40% in the last six months, while pulses have dropped by nearly a third.
The formal closure of POSCO’s steel plant project in Odisha is seen as a victory for the agrarian economy and the betel leaf farmers of Jagatsinghpur, but those who lost their land face new challenges.
The charge of moral hazard reeks of double standards. However, will India’s fiscal deficit targets allow for such a waiver?
Growing profusely in the state, jackfruit is no longer a neglected crop in God’s own country.
Thiruvengadam from Tamil Nadu has diversified from simply cultivating paddy to growing vegetables and selling saplings to increase his income.
Mangal Singh continues to display the potential to install many of his turbines, which can lead to a useful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as well as costs.
The ‘drought fighter’ helps reduce fuel consumption, making crop cultivation cheaper and more efficient.
Residents of Hesatu village have raised a thriving forest over 365 acres of wasteland without intervention from the state or civil society organisations.
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.
Farmer suicides and hunger deaths plague flagship village of SP government.
The VNR-Bihi variety of guava, which often weighs more than half a kilo and has a long shelf life, is being grown by enthusiastic farmers across the country in large numbers for its handsome returns.
The country is slowing down imports ahead of the harvest in April and purchases in the months ahead will depend on production this year.
The Budget does nothing to assure incomes for farmers, lift them out of indebtedness or protect them from natural calamities.
As Punjab goes to polls in a few days, we travel to the Malwa region of the state to speak to small and marginal farmers and families of those who have committed suicide
While the planned expenditure on irrigation is commendable, Gulati told The Wire, the major disappointment was the lack of talk on direct benefit transfers.
Despite all the talk of a big push to the agricultural sector, the last Union Budget turned out to be a missed opportunity to provide genuine relief to farmers. The government must rectify this.
A common, unified market will benefit buyers far more than farmers unless logistical and procedural issues are quickly fixed.
Demands are growing in coastal Karnataka for the revival of kambala, the buffalo race which has feudalism stamped all over.
As the agrarian distress mounts in Punjab, political parties have failed to address the issue in their campaigns even as they trade blame.
Out of the 144 recorded farmer suicides, over 40 were from outside the Cauvery delta region. Observers and farmers directly attribute demonetisation as one major factor behind the suicides.