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Growth in number of Afghan high school graduates strains country's university system

Aug 20, 2013 12:10 PM Despite a dramatic increase in the number of students enrolled in Afghanistan’s tertiary education institutions since 2001, the country’s education system is struggling to accommodate large volume of students aspiring to pursue higher education, according to officials.

AGRISNET - Information Network For Farmers

Apr 15, 2013 08:00 PM Tamil Nadu’s Department of Agriculture has successfully created an internet-based information network for 80 lakh farmers in the state.
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Enhancing livestock productivity in Orissa

Apr 15, 2013 05:23 PM Project Nandini, a livestock information system implemented by the Government of Orissa, aims to provide extension services to cattle farmers in Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack and Mayurbhanj districts of the state.
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Direct agricultural marketing in Andhra Pradesh

Apr 15, 2013 10:00 AM Rythu Bazar, established with the intention of eliminating middlemen, allows consumers to directly purchase good quality produce from farmers.
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Digital Green helps improve farming practices

Apr 12, 2013 11:15 AM Digital Green combines technology and social organization to improve cost-effectiveness and broaden the community participation of existing agricultural extension systems.
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Small-scale mushroom cultivation encouraged in Assam

Apr 03, 2013 03:17 PM Mushroom Development Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation in Assam, supports small-scale farmers to cultivate, produce and market mushrooms as a livelihood opportunity.
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SMS technology helps farmers in marketing

Apr 02, 2013 11:10 AM Fasal Intuit is a free SMS-based service that connects rural farmers in Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh with buyers; provides them with real-time price information to make better market decisions and earn profit.
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Rural technology platform for sugarcane farmers

Apr 02, 2013 09:00 AM The Sugarcane Information System (SIS) is a technical platform to streamline interaction between farmers, sugar mills and societies through SMS, IVRS and web portals that provide free of cost services and information to farmers in Uttar Pradesh.
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Yantradoot: A farm mechanisation initiative in Madhya Pradesh

Apr 01, 2013 02:30 PM The Yantradoot Village Scheme seeks to increase agricultural productivity in Madhya Pradesh through dissemination of information and know-how on improved agricultural technologies among farmers in the state.
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Small seed enterprises: Key to food security in developing countries

Sep 03, 2012 06:05 PM FAO’s policy guide, entitled Promoting the Growth and Development of Smallholder Seed Enterprises for Food Security Crops, singles out small seed enterprises as the best way to ensure quality seeds in the developing world. Based on case studies, the guide established that favorable policy environment was a prerequisite to successful development of smallholder seed enterprises.
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UN’s new checklist to manage forests

Jul 24, 2012 05:05 PM The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Bank latest publication Framework for Assessing and Monitoring Forest Governance will assist the countries assess the governance of their forest resources.

Churning the Earth: The Making of Global India

Jun 04, 2012 07:40 PM Churning the Earth: The Making of Global India, recently released by Penguin, chronicles the developmental processes of the last fifteen years and their enormous footprint on the environment and the social fabric of India. Excerpts from the book.

The politics of environment

Apr 05, 2012 12:45 PM A Hindi publication Paryavaran ki Raajneeti- The Politics of Environment is a crisp compilation of some of the selected editorials of environment activist Sunita Narain, that were published by the leading Hindi dailies of the country.

India State of Forest Report 2011

Feb 08, 2012 12:45 PM The Forest Survey of India (FSI) released forest report 2011, a series of biennial assessment report, for the appraisal of country’s forest cover. The report shows that there has been a decline in the country's forest cover by 367 square km as per 2009.
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