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Article Sustainable agriculture should be national mission: MD Coromandel International
Coromandel International Limited, a Rs 9800 crore organisation, which works at improving the lives of farmers, has decided to extend farm mechanisation services to farmers in rural Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The business portfolio of the company includes fertilisers, specialty nutrients, crop protection and retail. How this is being implemented and is adopted as a model is what Managing Director of the company Kapil Mehan, shares with Rakesh Sood of One World South Asia.
Article Biofuels to fight poverty and food insecurity
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), calls for sustainable pro-poor development and small farmers engagement in developing countries.
Article Genebanks hold the keys to more productive and healthier crops
Seed banks inside ICRISAT campus, Karnataka, India, hold the keys to ensure more productive, hardier, healthier food crops that could help feed the 9 billion people who will be living on Earth by 2050.
Article Indian women farmers boost rural economy
Indian women farmers are emerging as the backbone of the rural economy. Recent data from the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) data revealed that 18 per cent of farming families are headed by women.
Article One third of global food produce is wasted: report
A UN report has warned ecological foundations that support food security, including biodiversity, are being undermined.
Article India wakes up to plant pests and diseases
As the realisation dawns on how outbreaks of diseases in major food crops have reduced food yields and losses in animals, India looks for international collaboration to ward off farm pests and diseases.
Article Pvt land acquisitions displacing agriculture: Oxfam
According to Oxfam, the amount of land acquired in the past decade was enough to feed a billion people, who unfortunately go to bed hungry each night.
Article Afghanistan to rebuild traditional irrigation network with UN help
The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation is providing technical support to rebuild Afghanistan's traditional irrigation system to help farmers increase their crop production. The irrigation system had been badly damaged due to the conflict and migration from villages.
Article Greenpeace demands an urgent return to sustainable agricultural policies
In a pre-budget consultation with the Finance Minister Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, Greenpeace India has highlighted the need to shift policy focus towards ecologically friendly and sustainable agriculture.
Article Afghanistan: Drier weather forcing farmers to adapt
Afghanistan appears to be getting drier. Many traditional irrigation sources such as springs, streams, rivers and man-made subterranean aqueducts have been drying up in the southern provinces.
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