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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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Haryana tries to dissuade farmers from growing paddy, most remain sceptical

    In a last-ditch attempt to arrest the fall in its water table, Haryana is incentivising farmers to quit growing water-intensive paddy and sh…

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Nigeria becomes fourth African nation to join global coalition to protect pollinators

    Nigeria became the fourth African country to jointhe Global Coalition of the Willing on Pollinators on July 25, 2019, anews report in the Ni…

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Neem chemical can disable cotton pest in multiple ways: Study

    The neem plant, Azadirachta indica, is known to contain a potent phytochemical Azadirachtin-A (Aza-A) that can ward off several pests. Scien…

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Drought causes Bundelkhand’s farmers to turn defaulters

    Unending drought has turned a number of farmers in the Bundelkhand region, spread over Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Madhya Pradesh, defaulters, so…

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Here is how millets can make India’s food basket climate-resilient

    Increasing temperatures, changing monsoon and more frequent extreme climate events are posing a threat to food security in India. A new stud…

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Rural youth population rising in agriculturally rich areas, but …

    This is what we know, and is convinced about: The world is gettingyounger and angrier.A new study, the 2019 Rural Development Report,just ad…

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Severe drought in Turkey: Istanbul can run of water in months

    Most of Turkey has been under intense drought from the beginning of the year, after consecutive seasons of little or no rainfall, the Nasa E…

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Desertification in India: Slash-and-burn farming destroys Nagaland

    Deforestation and growing population are resulting in land degradation even in Nagaland, which is known for good monsoons. It is one of the …

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Incoming corporate wave in food systems will threaten farmers and consumers: Report

    An incoming corporate tidal wave in the food industry as well as farming may threaten the interests of millions of farmers and consumers ali…

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Himachal's Kharif onion initiative: Can it help check annual price rise?

    A unique project is underway in Himachal Pradeshs Chamba district, aiming to grow onions during the Kharif season and provide them at afford…

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Farmers in Odisha protest Centre’s agri laws

    Farmers of western Odisha January 23 protested in Bargarh district, demanding the immediate repeal of the three contentious agriculture-rela…

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"DBT's role in policy formulation is limited"

    On the mandate for setting up aseparate DBT: Realising its immense potential, bothdeveloped and developing countries are looking towards bio…

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Every 6th person under water stress: FAO

    About 1.2 billion people globally experienced very high levels of water stress, according to a flagship report published by the Food and Agr…

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How India can be ‘atmanirbhar’ for edible oil production

    Edible oils are indispensable in the Indian kitchen. But it might be surprising to many that India imports most of the oil it consumes, unli…

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Locust attack: 40 of MP’s 55 districts hit

    The desert locusts have spread in at least 40 of Madhya Pradeshs 55 districtsnearly a week after they entered the state in end-May 2020. The…

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Before Feb 1, brush up your knowledge of all Budgets since Independence

    Analysis of Union Budgets since 1947Down To Earth looks back at the history of budget presentations and how they responded to nations demand…

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College Students & Plant-Based Proteins

    College students are some of the strongest and most vocal consumers of alternative proteins. Like many other groups, they can opt out of a m…

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The Top 3 Alternative Food Trends This Week

    US retail sales of plant-based foods grew 27% in 2020, bringing the total market to roughly $7 billion, according to data from the Plant-Bas…

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The Future of Agriculture Combined With Rene

    Byron Kominek, owner of Jack’s Solar Garden, tills the soil at the farm in Longmont, Colorado. Jack’s Solar Garden is a 1.2-MW, …

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Food Systems Summit: ‘Supports to farmers k

    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

    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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More Murder Hornet Nests Found in Washington

    A Washington State Department of Agriculture worker holding two murder hornets.Officials with the Washington State Department of Agriculture…

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Study proposes new ways to estimate climate

    Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public DomainMost scientists agree climate change has a profound impact on U.S. agricultural production. But estimates …

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Biden launches response to health harms from

    WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is moving to protect workers and communities from extreme heat after a dangerously hot summer th…

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