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Burkinabes flee their homes en masse as violence spirals - U.N. 11.10.2019 Reuters: World News
The number of people forced to flee their homes in two regions of Burkina Faso besieged by ethnic and jihadist violence has increased more than six-fold since January to around 500,000, the United Nations and aid groups said on Friday.
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In Argentina's Pampas, rain clouds spell hope for arid soils 7.10.2019 Reuters: World News
Gastón Blanchard, a farmer in Argentina's Pampas grains belt, has his eyes on the horizon waiting for rain. Clouds are starting to build, which he hopes will bring much-needed showers for his wheat crop, parched by months of dry weather.
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Dryness in Argentina hits corn and wheat outlook; election haze supports safe-bet soy 30.9.2019 Reuters: World News
Dryness in Argentina is hitting the outlooks for wheat and corn crops, local climate experts said, while low-cost soy is being supported by growers looking to hedge their bets with political uncertainty rising ahead of October's presidential vote.
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How crop diversification can protect children from malnutrition during periods of drought 27.9.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Nutritionally diverse agriculture systems have crops that respond differently to drought, making sure there is some food component available at all times.
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As India hosts a global desertification convention, a third of its land is facing severe degradation 3.9.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Caused by salinity, extreme weather events and human activities, the damage has cost India Rs 72,000 crore – 24% more than last year’s agricultural budget.
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Killings, threats and delays disenchant Colombia's ex-FARC 2.9.2019 Reuters: World News
Ricardo Bolanos lays out a camouflage vest, a small battery radio and old rubber boots on his bed, cherished relics from his 45 years as a FARC guerrilla fighter.
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How we manage land today holds the key to addressing climate change 9.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Land is a critical resource and under pressure from humans and climate change, but it could also be a part of the solution, says latest IPCC report.
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Despite plentiful rains and rivers, why does India rank among world’s most water-stressed nations? 8.8.2019 Scroll.in
Apart from India, all 17 countries facing the highest level of water stress belong to arid or semi-arid regions.
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Distributing hens and goats won’t solve Pakistan’s malnutrition crisis – better policy will 8.7.2019 Scroll.in
Prime Minister Imran Khan’s new programme Ehsas fails to bridge the gap between the country’s agricultural production and its nutritional needs.
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Insurance Cover for Risk-Prone Crops 21.6.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Government has conducted several studies to measure and quantify the adverse effects of climate change on agriculture. Extensive field and simulation studies were carried out in agriculture and allied sectors by several network centers consisting of ICAR Institutes such as Indian Agricultural Research Institute at New Delhi, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture at Hyderabad, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore etc. and State Agricultural Universities, located in different parts of the country.
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In Marathwada, drought has gone on for so long that farmers have ‘stopped expecting a decent life’ 19.6.2019 Scroll.in
No one in the region remembers the last time they received good rains.
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Genetic secrets of peanut varieties unveiled 28.5.2019 BusinessLine - Science
  Peanuts address nutritional demands in underdeveloped countries as they are a rich source of proteins and fatty acids. In a significant development,
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Vice President calls for improving pulses productivity; 19.5.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for increasing the acreage and productivity of pulses for achieving self-sufficiency and urged agricultural universities to step up research on improving their yields.
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PM Modi is ''Pradhan Prachar Mantri'' : Priyanka Gandhi 24.4.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "Pradhan Prachar Mantri" and accused the BJP of "wasting drinking water" in Banda, a town in Uttar Pradesh's arid...
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In Gujarat, lands for which Narmada dam was built reel under drought even as factories get water 17.4.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Farmers say all the water is going to cities and factories while the Kutch and Saurashtra regions are parched.
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Leopard Reportedly Sighted On Campus Of Research Institute In Hyderabad 12.2.2019 NDTV News - Cities
A leopard has reportedly been sighted on the campus of a crop research institute and an effort has been made to trap and relocate the big cat, forest officials said Tuesday.
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Journey of Sustainable Growth and Change: Workshop on Global Environment Facility, UNDP Small Grants Programme(SGP) inaugurated 7.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
A Workshop on MoEFCC-Global Environment Facility, UNDP Small Grants Programme(SGP) was inaugurated today in New Delhi by Shri C.K. Mishra,  Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change(MoEFCC).
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In Gujarat’s Kutch, a horticulture boom is decimating the biodiversity hotspot’s bird population 4.11.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
Among the avian species at risk, mainly due to increasing use of pesticides, is the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard.
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Lebanese cannabis farmers hope legalisation may bring amnesty 27.8.2018 Reuters: World News
The contrast between the vibrant green of a cannabis field and the arid land nearby in Lebanon's Bekaa valley has for years raised a dilemma for the area's impoverished farmers.
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Foam in Bengaluru’s treated water throws plan to use it in agriculture into jeopardy 1.8.2018 Citizen Matters
Plan of using treated water in agriculture is a new idea. The foam and froth have put a temporary stop to the project. What needs to be done to make the project a viable option where treated water can be used?
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