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Last updated: Mar 18 2020 13:30 IST RSS 2.0
 
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"Our Children Will Starve," Say Pakistan Farmers As Locusts Breed 18.3.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
Three swarms of locusts this year have all but wiped out Saadullah Zehri's wheat crop on his small farm in the mountains of Pakistan's vast and arid Balochistan province. He's worried about what's...
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Adivasi ryots taste success with polyhouses 5.3.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
First such venture in arid tribal area in State
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Arecanut prices up 20% as yield takes a hit in Karnataka 2.3.2020 Hindu: National
The price of arecanut has escalated by around 20% in a short span of three months because of the mismatch in demand and supply.The price of rashi idi
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A global project to weed outwater hyacinth in Kuttanad 1.3.2020 Hindu: Home
U.K. universities, Hyderabad institutes join hands
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Home gardens in Bengal hit by climate change 24.2.2020 Hindu: Fitness
‘They maintain green cover, harbour rich biodiversity and help in poverty reduction’
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We need to adopt a multi-pronged strategy to make agriculture viable & profitable: Venkaiah 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Hyderabad, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said that we need to adopt a multi-pronged strategy to make agriculture viable and profitable and the farm income must be supplemented by non-farm occupations and value addition through food processing. Addressing scientists, farm experts and armers at the Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), here on Tuesday, Mr Naidu observed that agriculture was the backbone of our economy. Unless this sector performs well consistently, the trajectory of the country’s progress will not be smooth”. The Vice President further said that change is required in Agriculture as there is a change in climate, change in market conditions, change in world order and change in food habits. Allied services like fisheries, poultry, horticulture, food processing and packaging need to promoted to improve farmers’ income, he added. He said that the need of the hour is to make agriculture profitable and sustainable with consistent increase in its growth rate. All the ...
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Kenya warns locust swarm is spreading, threatening food security 10.1.2020 Reuters: World News
Swarms of desert locusts have spread from Ethiopia and Somalia into eastern and northern Kenya, posing a threat to food production and grazing land, its agriculture minister said on Friday.
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In this Gujarat grassland, a plant introduced in the 1950s is disrupting the nomadic way of life 2.1.2020 Scroll.in
The 3,000 sq km stretch in Kutch is home to more than 60 unique types of grasses, which are now under threat.
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AB InBev inks Mou with ICRISAT to develop watershed replenishment structures in villages 7.12.2019 Central Chronicle
Hyderabad, Strengthening its commitment to ensure communities access quality water, AB InBev on Saturday announced that they have signed an MOU with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) to develop watershed replenishment structures in villages around Charminar and Crown Breweries in Sangareddy district in Telangana. The partnership reinforces the company’s efforts […]
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China drafts new rules to control rural plastic pollution 6.12.2019 Reuters: World News
China will tighten regulations on the use of plastic film by farmers to boost crop yields, which has become a major source of soil contamination throughout northern and western regions, according to a draft policy document published on Friday.
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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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