Through their work, farmers in Odisha’s Nuapara district are showing the need for eco-friendly agriculture and self-reliance in rural farming communities.
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A pharmacist, a headmaster, a former hotel manager, several farmers, and the unemployed are running for local offices as independents or members of small parties in Kenya, challenging large-scale, mainstream corruption.
Direct Benefit Transfers in form of subsidies to offset farming costs have a shaky track record given the complex and varied social reality of rural India.
Niger soldiers were patrolling a restricted area when opened fire on what turned out to be farmers, as “any individual seen in the area is considered Boko Haram.”
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Due to supply crunch retail prices of tomato have more than doubled, peas saw a price increase of around Rs 40-50, while cauliflower, potatoes and lemons have also seen hikes.
An unregulated borewell economy thrives through the dry summers in Osmanabad district of Marathwada, with agents and rig owners cashing in on the desperation of farmers to find water at any depth, any cost.
“I am a farmer, Dhanaji Chandrakant Jadhav. I am committing suicide today. Please take my body to the village and do not cremate me till chief minister Devendra Fadnavis comes here.”
In 45ºC heat, farmers are walking from market to market to sell their cattle but others are reluctant to buy, knowing it will be difficult to get rid of them later.
Thos leading the protest said they were “satisfied” with what the Shivraj Chouhan government was offering.
The father of the bride. The religious objector. The overseas citizen. The laadlis. The third gender. The bride and groom. Six profiles of people who have fallen through the cracks of the great Aadhaar net.
New restriction on cattle slaughter will severely cripple the livestock economy which is bigger than crop economy; poor farmers shifted to livestock in face of uncertain rain and dwindling income.
Kenya’s high consumer food prices are worrying because they are unresponsive to the policies pursued. The country needs to address this and improve planning to attain stability.
Community seed banks can enhance the resilience of farmers’ by securing access to diverse, locally adapted crops and varieties.
Inadequate freshwater supply from rivers and saline ingress has dealt a double blow to the rice farmers of Kole paddy lands in Kerala even as the state tries to cope with a severe drought.
Climate-smart agriculture involves pursuing sustainable productivity increases while implementing climate adaptation strategies and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
A timeline of the recent protest by farmers from Tamil Nadu at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.
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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.
SEBI should put its own house in order before embarking on measures aimed towards greater financial-isation of the commodities derivatives market.
The researchers have now set their sights on developing software to calculate optimum fertiliser amounts for crop fields given other cultivation parameters.
Farmers from Tamil Nadu are protesting at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against state apathy towards their concerns.
While farmers, researchers and activists want politicians to be more transparent and honest, the government continues to say due process will be followed in Neduvasal.
The deaths of tigers and other wildlife have brought to the forefront a situation where the ‘management’ of one animal leads to the accidental deaths of another.
The Budget does nothing to assure incomes for farmers, lift them out of indebtedness or protect them from natural calamities.
A common, unified market will benefit buyers far more than farmers unless logistical and procedural issues are quickly fixed.
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.
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As demonetisation woes deepen, an Osmanabad bank does little to recover Rs 352 crores owed by two sugar factories, but threatens 20,000 farmers who owe it Rs 180 crores with public humiliation.
The move comes days after the finance ministry declined the agriculture ministry’s request to allow farmers to buy seeds with the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.
The safety review put out in the public domain has stoked skepticism in some quarters. Scientists want the government to publish the primary data and not just a review document.
As a society, we should be ashamed that year after year, farmers beg for a decent livelihood and are forced to take their lives.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP appear to be pushing a cocktail of aggressive nationalism with a heavy dose of welfarism to mask their many failures so far.
Government agencies are trying to acquire land without explicitly establishing consent and farmers are up in arms about it