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Goats boost agriculture tourism in this Uttarakhand village

Apr 05, 2016 01:12 PM The initiative aims at halting the migration of local farmers and hill people from the state for better job opportunities.

Tapping CSR for strategic farmer-business linkages in India

Sep 07, 2015 02:11 PM Experts have urged for tapping CSR funds for creating farmer oriented market linkages to make farming a profitable vocation.

Digital sets to boost agricultural research in Bangladesh

Aug 12, 2015 04:20 PM The TEEAL digital sets containing more than 5 lakh articles will prove to be a boon in areas with limited access to internet.
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Allow farmers to take their own decisions: IFFCO MD

Jun 22, 2015 01:41 PM Building a conducing farming atmosphere is important for reducing a farmer’s dependency on the external factors, opined experts at a summit in New Delhi.
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Private investment crucial for Indian agriculture: Govt

Jun 20, 2015 01:00 AM Experts at an agro summit in New Delhi called for bridging the information gap in the agricultural sector for enhancing farmers’ profits.
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Indianised solutions key to fight climate change: Minster

Jun 18, 2015 09:15 PM Experts representing different part of the world urge for localised solutions to fight the global challenge of climate change.
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Dutch PM bats for farmer owned joint businesses

Jun 05, 2015 05:45 PM Farmers’ ownership of agri-biz value chains can solve food insecurity and rural poverty in India, proves Indo-Dutch initiative.
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Mobile services to benefit 7 crore Indian farmers: report

May 29, 2015 01:00 AM The mobile based services would be especially beneficial to the small and marginal farmers living on the edge of poverty, says the report.
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Asia-Pacific region has achieved MDG’s hunger target: FAO

May 28, 2015 03:26 PM The Asia-Pacific region has achieved the Millennium Development Goals’ hunger target (MDG-1c) of halving the proportion of undernourished people in 2015.

India launches first TV channel dedicated to farmers

May 27, 2015 03:30 PM Foodgrain productivity must rise from 2 tons per hectare to 3 tons per hectare, said the Indian Prime Minister, Narendera Modi.

Farming is a risky business in India, says expert

May 02, 2015 01:00 AM According to experts, farming has become a woman’s domain in India as male members of the family do not find it rewarding enough.

India to launch apex body for food and agriculture: ICFA

Apr 29, 2015 04:03 PM The apex body would act as a development catalyst and monitoring centre for food and agriculture sector.

Narmada: Lifeline of Madhya Pradesh in dire straits

Jan 15, 2015 04:20 PM Narmada, the lifeline of Madhya Pradesh is in danger due to declining water quality and quantity.

Pacific Island nations warned of of extreme weather risk

Nov 21, 2014 04:40 PM A reduced wet season rainfall could impact subsistence agriculture in these countries.

Indian govt to encourage research work in agriculture

Nov 18, 2014 12:20 PM India’s Minister for Labour & Employment Bandaru Dattatreya exhorted scientists to visit at least a village once in a week.

Make Bangladesh hunger free: Hasina to food officials

Nov 10, 2014 03:05 PM Bangladeshi premier Sheikh Hasina said it's indeed a hard task to ensure food security of all people amidst frequent natural calamities.
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Hidden-hunger threat beckons South Asia: study

Nov 03, 2014 07:15 PM Hidden hunger is a form of under-nutrition that occurs when intake and absorption of essential nutrients is too low to sustain good health.

Afghanistan praises India’s support in field of Agriculture

Oct 30, 2014 03:46 PM Afghanistan has also shown keen interest for sharing India’s experience in respect of climate change.

Dairy farmers in Sri Lanka to get 20,000 milch cows

Oct 20, 2014 03:30 PM Sri Lanka is aiming to become self-sufficient in liquid milk by the year 2016.

Tata Global Beverages to phase out pesticides from tea

Sep 30, 2014 11:41 AM Greenpeace had been engaging with the tea companies to commit to adopt an approach that will ensure pesticide free tea for the consumers.

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