While the restructuring of the earlier Mission is good news, there is much more that needs to be done
Curbing desertification as critical as mitigating climate change impact
A five-point plan to make Buhari’s council on food security a success
Agricultural heritage sites join ancient wisdom with modern adaptation
Two seasons of separation and a deep political desperation
It feels good that agriculture features high in political discourse but, again, it is misdirected
The craft of corrupt science
If there is evidence of toxicity in Monsanto’s glyphosate, then why are governments not banning it?
Sustainable agriculture can be key to reducing youth migration in Africa
Agriculture is Africa’s largest employer and a possible solution to its migration problem
Africa has long runways for land restoration to take off
Many African countries have pledged to restore their hundreds of millions of degraded land
Merely increasing PMFBY budget allocation might not help
To make this scheme really attractive for farmers, various serious measures need to be taken
Where will farmers go to get jobs?
There is a significant reduction in farm jobs. India must create alternative opportunities for those abandoning agriculture
Why farmers don't have electoral clout
Although farmers vote at least as much, if not more than industrial workers or urban middle classes, elections are not fought around farmers' issues
Can gasification be the solution to crop burning?
Biomass gasification can not only prevent air pollution from burning crop residues, but also increase farmers’ income and manage municipal waste
Soil fertility is not the only measure of soil health
At the ongoing International Permaculture Convergence, experts discussed how the modern farming system has destroyed soil health
Just how difficult is monsoon prediction for agriculture?
According to the writer, the monumental challenge of forecasting the monsoon beyond a few days is difficult
India's GDP is growing, yet hunger getting worse
In the past three years, India has recorded a fall of 55 points in the Global Hunger Index
Can permaculture reverse climate change?
We can begin to reverse climate change by reducing CO2 emissions in our children’s lifetime
Permaculture is growing rapidly in India
A science meant for small scale farmers, permaculture can hugely benefit India as 67% of farmland is owned by marginal farmers
Agriculture as part of climate mitigation and adaptation
The agriculture sector contributes up to 25 per cent of the total anthropogenic emissions
Can biotechnology help feed the world’s hungriest region—Asia and the Pacific?
Reaping benefits of integrated farming in Zambia
A woman farmer in Chongwe district of Zambia lifted herself out of poverty through integrated and diversified farming
India's biodiversity and advocacy for GM seeds
What is the justification to advocate GM seeds in a country with one of the richest inventory of agricultural biodiversity
What is the cost of doubling farmers’ income by 2022?
The farmers have to make an investment of Rs 463 billion in the next five years
Can farming mean a permanent renewal of life?
For the past three decades, the practice of permaculture has found acceptance from not just rural communities in India but also from urbanites who want to connect with nature
Need to address impact of extreme weather events on crops
There is a lot the government can do to assist farmers to cope with climate-induced farming problems
We can’t afford to lose farmers
It is time we talked about the real cost of our food, about how to benefit the farmers who grow our food