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Article Indian agriculture needs greater entrepreneurship: IFAD's Ashwani Muthoo
There is a strong need for value addition of the farm produce, asserts Ashwani Muthoo of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Article Join us to improve the lot of farmers: Corporates to Govt
Private and public ventures should come together for extension programmes for the benefit of farmers, suggested agri-business entrepreneurs.
Article Include banking schemes in school syllabus: Bankers
Bankers from leading institutions believe that banking schemes for farmers should be made part of school curriculum to enhance financial literacy.
Article Indian farmers need structured solutions: Agri expert
L P Semwal, Chairman of Uttarakhand based nonprofit, said that Indian farmers need structured solutions in the form of feasible financing and not subsidies.
Article Roundtable to discuss financing for sustainable farming
OneWorld along with SJS is organising a roundtable conference in New Delhi to discuss ways of financing sustainable agriculture in Uttarakhand.
Article Sustainable agriculture for resilience
Improving farm remuneration can hasten rehabilitation of the farming population of Uttarakhand, experts gathered at the session on Sustainable Agriculture affirmed.
Article India's farmers are highly vulnerable to climate change impacts
The potential of the Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), can be tapped to increase the adaptive capacities of communities to fight climate change, says Ilona Porsché, Project Director, GIZ, on the sidelines of a DSDS-2013 conference organised by The Energy and Resources Institute. Excerpts...
Article Timely weather info to improve farm incomes
In India, where agriculture is still largely dependent on the vagaries of nature, agromet advisories can aid in raising a farmer’s income, say experts at a TERI-organised conference on agriculture and climate change.
Article Indian farmers need to be climate smart: experts
With the majority of marginal farmers being from South Asia and 41 per cent of the world’s poor belonging to this region, South Asia needs to tighten its belt to escape the adverse impact of climate change.
Article From ‘slash and burn’ to sustainability
Farming communities in north-eastern India have improved soil fertility and earn higher incomes through sustainable land management practices.
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