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Labour scarcity a constraint for Indian farm sector: expert
Sep 16, 2014 “The issue of agricultural labor shortage very closely affects poverty alleviation and basic food security,” ICRISAT DG.
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Digital sets to boost agricultural research in Bangladesh
Aug 12, 2015 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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Now, soil maps via GIS to aid Indian farmers
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.
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New govt scheme to promote organic farming in India
Sep 03, 2014 The Government has launched Rastriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) to promote use of organic farming.
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Private investment crucial for Indian agriculture: Govt
Jun 20, 2015 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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Yantradoot: A farm mechanisation initiative in Madhya Pradesh
Apr 01, 2013 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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Anti-GM group backs claims with scientific evidence
Apr 01, 2013 The coalition for a GM Free India has released a compilation of research papers as evidence of the adverse impacts of genetically modified crops.
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Pakistan tops South Asia in protein intake
Sep 29, 2012 The Global Food Security Index points out that much more remains to be done to ensure food security and quality in India as also in the rest of South Asia.
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Scientists harness nature to fight hunger, poverty
Oct 19, 2012 Scientists at ICRISAT have developed resistant varieties of food crops by incorporating traits of traditional varieties.
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ICRISAT DG William Dar receives FABA Special Award-2014
Feb 21, 2014 Dr Dar was chosen by a team of global experts to receive this honor for his notable contributions to science and sustainable agriculture.
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Timely weather info to improve farm incomes
Jan 30, 2013 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.
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SMS service for farmers in India logs 1150 mn advisories
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.
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For the first time, 90 chickpea genomes decoded
Jan 28, 2013 Decoding of chickpea genomes, a leading grain legume, will help in improving livelihoods of small farmers and provide nutritional security to the poor.
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Time to marry agriculture with nutrition: M S Swaminathan
Nov 21, 2013 Renowned agricultural expert Prof. MS Swaminathan said that providing support to small farmers in India will not only help in eradicating poverty but also lead to nutritional security.
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Food systems innovation mooted for food security
Dec 24, 2013 The conference on Food Systems Innovation deliberated on the production of food for a growing population with increasing scarcity of water resources.
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Connect farmers to markets for better output: experts
Nov 26, 2013 Participating in a CII seminar, experts urged for providing market linkages for farmers in remote areas for increasing agricultural growth.
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Indian govt allocates Rs 400 cr for solar pump sets
Jul 15, 2014 The Indian Budget-2014 talks about harnessing clean energy through incentive-based cost reduction measures.
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Indian legislators urged to reject biotech regulator bill
Apr 23, 2013 The UPA government has ignored the voices of the public by introducing this bill, said Neha Saigal, Campaigner, Sustainable Agriculture, Greenpeace India.
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Photo Story
Feb 04, 2013 MGNREGA and its impact on rural employment , migration , farm operations and labour costs in agriculture and construction. Should MGNREGA be made operational only during seasonal unemployment?
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High time to explore new agri-business models: expert
Jan 28, 2014 Discarding traditional agricultural practices in favour of alien methods have pushing Indian farming on the edge, said Devinder Sharma, Agriculture and Food Security Expert.
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Rural technology platform for sugarcane farmers
Apr 02, 2013 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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Withdraw biotech regulator bill: Indian Parliamentarians
May 04, 2013 Indian legislators have strongly opposed the proposed biotech regulatory bill calling it contrary to the national interests and giving in to the interests of large MNCs.
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Indian industry urged to invest in green agrochemicals
Jul 30, 2013 The Indian government has urged the industry for the development of eco-friendly green agrochemicals.
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Pesticides blamed for midday meal deaths in India
Jul 31, 2013 Last month, 23 children died in a village in the eastern state of Bihar after eating school lunch that was made with cooking oil tainted with the monocrotophos pesticide.
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Short duration farming gains popularity in Bangladesh
Oct 25, 2013 The farmers of Gaibandha district started to cultivate the short duration varieties on their land on experimental basis a few years back.
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The first peanut genomes sequenced
Apr 03, 2014 The International Peanut Genome Initiative releases the first peanut genome sequences to the public.
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Indian Govt puts on hold clearances for GM crop trials
Jun 24, 2013 The decision was taken by the environment ministry in view of an ongoing case in the Supreme Court on GM crops.
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Indian farmers need to upgrade standards of production: Dutch expert
May 25, 2013 Wim Van Den Berg, Director of the Netherlands-based company, Van Amerongen CA Technology, said that Indian farmers would need to have better contacts with the market to raise their profits.
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LifeLines-Agriculture toll free number rings in Uttarakhand
May 19, 2014 LifeLines-Agriculture service will seek to impart education and know-how on horticulture and farming and promote financial inclusion of these communities.
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Using ICTs to hunt better markets for apple farmers
May 15, 2013 Shri Jagdamba Samiti (SJS), a Rishikesh based NGO, is engaged in the task of empowering small apple farmers in the North Indian states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, by enabling farmers to move up the economic chain. Vikram Singh, Senior Executive, ICT and Value Chain, at SJS, advocates that ICTs could be an effective tool for imparting farm related inputs to farmers to make the reap a quality harvest.
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