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The seed banker: This Nuapatna farmer strives to save traditional paddy varieties

    The eyes of Bijaya Jhankar twinkle as he approaches his 1.2 hectare (ha) farm for harvesting paddy. They are unlike any other varieties grow…

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Low grant sanctions, disbursement: India wants to promote FPOs but where are the funds?

    Farmer producer organisations (FPO) figure prominently in government policies and the ambitious plan to double farmers income by 2022. But f…

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Land, water resources are at breaking point: Report

    Human pressure on land, soils and freshwater have intensified, pushing these resources to their production limits. Climate change has increa…

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Jawad shatters hopes of paddy farmers in Odisha’s coastal districts

    Heavy rains brought about byCyclone Jawad have shattered the hopes of paddy farmers in Odishas coastal districts, who were expecting bumper …

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Crop insurance claims over Rs 3,300 crore pending due to payment failure, delay in state subsidy

    Over Rs 3,300 crore is pending in payment to farmers across India in crop insurance claims since 2018-19 under the governments flagship crop…

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How Sumi Nagas’ traditional knowledge helps them navigate nature’s vagaries

    One brightsunny morning, residents of Shiyepu village in Nagalands Zunheboto district, head to church dressed up in their Sunday best and ca…

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Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021: Nigeria’s challenges to implement action plan for food system pro

    Food animals, fish and vegetables are recognised as significant reservoirs of antibiotic resistant bacteria. The farm to fork continuum is a…

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Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021: Kerala case study shows how ethnoveterinary practices can curb AM

    Livestock production is crucial for the nutritional well-being of people in India. The dairy sector supports the livelihoods of many farmers…

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‘No govt support’, villagers of Majuli river island build bamboo embankment to prevent erosion

    Soil erosion, coupled with changing climatic conditions, have been writing a cruel destiny for the inhabitants of Majuli in Assam, the large…

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Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021: How poor regulation threatens aquaculture

    Aquaculture is the worlds fastest-developing food production sector and represents an important impediment to food production. Fish are the …

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Drying up of MGNREGA allocation will shrink the rural economy further

    The funds allocated in the Union budget 2021-22 for implementing schemes under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (M…

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COVER STORY | Pulse tales: Import reliant India

    Pulse puzzle 2021 The government takes the usual market-regulatory steps every time there is a surge in prices of pulsesthe primary source o…

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Heavy rains damage paddy crop in Bihar’s Seemanchal and Kosi regions

    Unexpected heavy rainfall in October has ended the hopes of paddy farmers in northeastern Bihars Seemanchal and Kosi regions of getting a go…

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 economic plan has delivered disappointing results: Here’s why

    Over a year ago, Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari launched an economic plan designed to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.Sinc…

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Home truth of Indian agriculture: Farm income declined in India in 7 years

    In popular imagination, rise in food production is often confused with the income and prosperity of farmers.The quarterly data on the Gross …

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International Coffee Day: Coffee cultivation transforming tribal lives in Odisha’s Koraput

    Coffee farming is transforming the hilly tribal-dominated villages of Odishas Koraput district. It is bringing about a qualitative change in…

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Food Systems Summit: ‘Supports to farmers keeping the world away from SDGs and the Paris Agreement’

    Agencies of the United Nations (UN) have called for a sweeping review of global support to farmers that are making the planet warmer and als…

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Not just groundwater, flouride has poisoned agricultural soil, crops in Bengal

    West Bengal has been grappling with groundwater contamination for decades. About 12 per cent of the population in eight of the states 23 dis…

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Fewer farmers benefited from government procurement last Rabi season

    Fewer farmers in Punjab benefited under thegovernment scheme of procurement of wheat in the last Rabi season, according to the Commission fo…

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Seeding happy, cleaning air: Farmers adopting non-burn tech give hope

    The unique environmental challenges of the 21st century can appear to be daunting at first glance. However, technological innovations of the…

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