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Sep 02, 2014 Slash-and-burn cultivation involves the cutting and burning of plants in forests or woodlands to cheaply prepare fields for subsistence farming. Read more
Aug 28, 2014 Experts have urged for policy and strategy convergence for food security and biofuel development. Read more
Aug 14, 2014 The UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index, measures the monthly change in international prices of a basket of 55 food commodities. Read more
Jul 30, 2014 The deficit in monsoon rains has come down and good rainfall is expected in the coming days, said Radha Mohan Singh, India’s Agriculture Minister. Read more
Jul 29, 2014 Scientific knowledge in laboratories should be taken to the fields, said the Indian Premier Narendra Modi. Read more
Jul 22, 2014 GIS-based soil fertility maps for 19 states, developed by the Indian Institute of Soil Sciences could help enhance productivity, sustainability and also prevent environmental degradation. Read more
Jul 21, 2014 In keeping with plans for rolling out IVRS and voice-based advisories, offline text to voice conversion at the users' end is also under advanced stage of development for semi-literate and illiterate users. Read more
Jul 18, 2014 States have been instructed to implement drought mitigation works like renovation of traditional water bodies, said India’s Minister of State for Rural Development Upendra Kushwaha. Read more
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Aug 20, 2013 Despite a dramatic increase in the number of students enrolled in Afghanistan’s tertiary education institutions since 2001, the country’s education system is ...
LifeLines Agriculture is a translation of OneWorld's vision of employing ICTs to benefit the most under-served communities in South Asia. This has been achieved with help from partners like Cisco.
The doughty Indian farmer has assistance in the form of OneWorld's LifeLines Agriculture service that seeks to answer his questions over mobile phone, guiding him with appropriate and accurate information and advice related to farming, fertilizers, crops, livestock and much more. Presently the service reaches out to a total of 2,130 villages across Uttar Pradesh. The LifeLines service has so far benefited over 200,000 farmer households. As on date, the LifeLines desk receives over 450 queries a day.
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The UNICEF organizes photo competition called 'Children in Focus' Jul 07, 2014 - Sep 15, 2014
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